English version

flying buttress

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Architecture
flying buttressˌflying ˈbuttress noun [countable]  AAa curved line of stones or bricks that are joined to the outside wall of a large building such as a church, and help to support it
Examples from the Corpus
flying buttressA flying buttress transmits thrust rather then resisting it.All are lofty with high vaults supported by flying buttress schemes.
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