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arc-boutant

[ark-boo-tahn]
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noun, plural arcs-bou·tants [ark-boo-tahn] /ark buˈtɑ̃/. French.
  1. flying buttress.

Origin of arc-boutant

literally, thrusting arch
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Historical Examples

  • The flying buttress, or Arc-boutant is carried across by an arch from one wall to another.

    The Children of Westminster Abbey

    Rose G. Kingsley


British Dictionary definitions for arc-boutant

arc-boutant

noun plural arcs-boutants (arkbutɑ̃)
  1. another name for flying buttress
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