noun coun·ter·fort \"+ˌ-\

Definition of counterfort



  1. :  a buttress built against or integral with a wall (as a retaining wall or dam) but on the back or thrust-receiving side

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Origin and Etymology of counterfort

partial translation of Middle French contrefort, from contre- counter- + fort strength, force, from fort, adjective, strong — more at fort

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a trip made at another's expense

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