buttress[ buh-tris ]SEE DEFINITION OF buttress
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BUTTRESS
The end of the buttress was a foot or two below the level of the leads, where Clara stood.
I got astride of the buttress, and painfully forced my way up.
As the buttress does not bond with the wall it was evidently a later addition.
Philip was too busy keeping behind the buttress to see who they were who were talking.
“That ridge along the summit of yonder spur or buttress,” said Dale.
I was a mother and a home-maker and the hope and buttress of the future.
The angle between the wall and a bar is called the "buttress."
In comparison with you, he is but as a pinnacle to a buttress.
It seems possible that we have, after all, a buttress to deal with here.
He felt that he had raised a buttress against future assaults of Fortune.