buttress pier

noun

Definition of buttress pier

1 : a pier serving wholly or in part as a buttress
2 : the part of a buttress above the point of thrust
3 : the pier receiving the thrust of a flying buttress

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“Buttress pier.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/buttress%20pier. Accessed 30 May. 2020.

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