[ ark-boo-tahn ]
/ ark buˈtɑ̃ /
noun, plural arcs-bou·tants [ark-boo-tahn] /ark buˈtɑ̃/. French.
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Origin of arc-boutant
literally, thrusting arch
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Examples from the Web for arc-boutant
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
/ French (arkbutɑ̃) /
noun plural arcs-boutants (arkbutɑ̃)
another name for flying buttress
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