external buttress
see buttress.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • buttress — n. [OF. bouterez, to thrust] 1. (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) In Culicidae pupae, a sclerotized, thickened basolateral part of the paddle; external buttress; external thickening; nervure. 2. (MOLLUSCA: Bivalvia) A radiating ridge on the interior that… …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • Buttress dam — is a water tight dam supported at intervals on the downstream side by a series of buttresses or supports. [cite web url=http://www.dur.ac.uk/ des0www4/cal/dams/gloss/fg.htm title= Glossary publisher= accessdate=2007 02 05] The dam wall may be… …   Wikipedia

  • Buttress — But tress, n. [OE. butrasse, boterace, fr. F. bouter to push; cf. OF. bouteret (nom. sing. and acc. pl. bouterez) buttress. See {Butt} an end, and cf. {Butteris}.] 1. (Arch.) A projecting mass of masonry, used for resisting the thrust of an arch …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Buttress, Saskatchewan — Buttress was built in 1940 as the auxiliary airfield to RCAF Station Moose Jaw and its No. 32 Service Flying Training School. These fields were used for practice circuits and also as an emergency alternate.Today the aerodrome is abandoned but the …   Wikipedia

  • Buttress — This article is about an architectural structure. For the large tree root, see Buttress root. For slang, see buttocks. A buttress is an architectural structure built against (a counterfort) or projecting from a wall which serves to support or… …   Wikipedia

  • buttress — buttressless, adj. buttresslike, adj. /bu tris/, n. 1. any external prop or support built to steady a structure by opposing its outward thrusts, esp. a projecting support built into or against the outside of a masonry wall. 2. any prop or support …   Universalium

  • external thickening — see buttress …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • Flying buttress — Buttress But tress, n. [OE. butrasse, boterace, fr. F. bouter to push; cf. OF. bouteret (nom. sing. and acc. pl. bouterez) buttress. See {Butt} an end, and cf. {Butteris}.] 1. (Arch.) A projecting mass of masonry, used for resisting the thrust of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Donald Buttress (architect) — Donald Reeve Buttress, LVO, OBE is an English architect based in St Albans, Hertfordshire. He co founded the Manchester based practice Buttress Fuller Alsop Williams Architects, where he remains a consultant. From 1988 1999 he was Surveyor of the …   Wikipedia

  • Frog Buttress — is a rock climbing area situated near the town of Boonah, 100km SW of Brisbane, Australia. The cliffs are within Moogerah Peaks National Park, Mount French section, thus the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service has ultimate control over the land …   Wikipedia

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