buttress

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buttress

noun

Definition of BUTTRESS

1
something or someone to which one looks for support <the mother had always been the buttress of our family in trying times>
Related Words backbone, sinew(s), spine; right hand; bolsterer, crutch, handmaiden (also handmaid), prop, stay; anchorage, harbor, refuge
2
a structure that holds up or serves as a foundation for something else <after the wall collapsed, the construction company agreed to rebuild it with a buttress>

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