counterfort definition

  • noun:
    • A buttress built against a wall.
    • A spur or projection of a mountain.
    • a type of buttress of masonry to strengthen a revetment wall surface.
    • A spur or projection of a mountain.
    • In structure: A portion projecting from the face; of a wall; a buttress.
    • In medieval milit. arch., a redoubt or an intrenchment tossed up because of the besiegers of a place as a defense against sorties or attempts to ease the place from without.
    • A spur or projecting element of a mountain.
    • A buttress built against a wall.
    • A spur or projection of a mountain.
    • A kind of buttress of masonry to bolster a revetment wall surface.
    • A spur or projection of a mountain.
    • In design: A portion projecting through the face; of a wall; a buttress.
    • In medieval milit. arch., a redoubt or an intrenchment tossed up because of the besiegers of somewhere as a defense against sorties or tries to ease the area from without.
    • A spur or projecting part of a mountain.

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