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Definition of the noun flying buttress
What does flying buttress mean as a name of something?
- a buttress that stands apart from the main structure and connected to it by an arch
Flying buttress: A flying buttress is a specific form of buttressing most strongly associated with Gothic church architecture. The purpose of any buttress is to resist the lateral forces pushing a wall outwards by redirecting them to the ground. The defining characteristic of a flying buttress is that the buttress is not in contact with the wall like a traditional buttress; lateral forces are transmitted across an intervening space between the wall and the buttress.
- also known as ค้ำยันแบบปีก, 飞扶壁
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by Peter Brett
Flute Fillet Flying buttress Flying buttress Flutes or fluting Shallow, concave, vertical grooves in the shafts of columns and pilasters etc. They may meet at sharp arrises or alternatively be separated by small fillets. See also Reed. Flying buttress ...
by Francis D. K. Ching
flying buttress An inclined bar of masonry carried on a segmental arch and transmitting an outward and downward thrustfrom a roof or vaulttoa solid ...
by Berish Strauch, Luis O. Vasconez, Charles K. Herman, Bernard T. Lee
A flying buttress for the nasal bridge. A piece of septal cartilage may be needed to supply a replacement for the ...
by James Stevens Curl
See flying buttress; buttress-tower: tower seeming to function as a buttress, as on either side ofa gateway, but mostly for defence; clasping buttress (2): massive buttress, square on plan, at the corner ofa building, usually ofthe *Romanesque or ...
The flying buttress was a purely Gothic invention. Suppose a five-aisled Gothic cathedral, with buttresses outside opposite the fall of each vaulting compartment, and occupying substantially all the space between the large stained-glass ...
by Christopher Gorse, David Johnston, Martin Pritchard
flying buttress A *buttress that supports a wall at the *eaves level, associated with Gothic churches and cathedral architecture. flying Flemish bond A brickwork bond in which the ...
by David Worthington
flying buttress A type of buttress in which no part of the buttress itself is in contact with the ground. Usually a flying buttress is a curved (sometime straight) structure of stone or concrete composition in ...
by Nikolas Davies, Erkki Jokiniemi
flying buttress in Gothic church architecture, a stone buttress designed to take the lateral thrust of a roof, vault, or wall; it consists of a slender bar of ...
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- Flying Buttress and Gargoyle
Halifax Parish Church
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- Flying buttress fountain
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- A flying buttress
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- The Flying Buttress
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- Flying Buttress - Worcester Cathedral.
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- Tewkesbury Abbey ... flying buttress.
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- Flying Buttress (Duomo - Milan)
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Flying buttress Meaning
Video shows what flying buttress means. a buttress that stands apart from the structure that it supports, and is connected to it by an arch (flyer).. flying buttress ...
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