meaning of Butment

Butment meaning in General Dictionary

A buttress of an arch the supporter or that part which joins it into upright pier

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  • A buttress of an arch; the supporter, or that component which joins it to your upright pier.
  • The size of rock or solid just work at the end of a bridge, by that the severe arches tend to be suffered, or by which the end of a bridge without arches is supported.

Butment meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) A buttress of an arch; the supporter, or that component which joins it into upright pier.

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  • (n.) The mass of rock or solid work on the termination of a bridge, wherein the severe arches tend to be sustained, or in which the end of a bridge without arches is supported.