superstruct

transitive verb
su·​per·​struct | \ ¦süpə(r)¦strəkt \
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of superstruct

: to build over or on a structure : erect on a foundation

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History and Etymology for superstruct

Latin superstructus, past participle of superstruere to build on or over

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“Superstruct.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/superstruct. Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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