Counterfort Coun"ter*fort` (-f?rt`), n. 1. (Fort.) A kind of buttress of masonry to strengthen a revetment wall. [1913 Webster]

2. A spur or projection of a mountain. --Imp. Dict. [1913 Webster]

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