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February 20, 2024

Word of the Day: Buttress

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: February 20, 2024

\BUTT-russ\ noun

What It Means

A buttress is a structure built against a wall in order to support or strengthen it. More broadly, buttress may refer to anything that supports or strengthens. Buttress may also refer to something that resembles a buttress, such as a projecting part of a mountain or hill, a horny protuberance on a horse's hoof at the heel, or the broadened base of a tree trunk or a thickened vertical part of it.

// After the wall collapsed, the construction company agreed to rebuild it with a buttress.

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