variants or less commonly buckstave
plural -s
: either of two connected girders used one on each side of the masonry structure of a furnace or flue to take the thrust of an arch
also : any girder similarly used as a stay

Word History


buck entry 1 (steel support) + stay or stave

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“Buckstay.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/buckstay. Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

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