From WebRef.org
Jump to: navigation, search
(Created page with "A projecting support built into or against the external wall of a building, typically used in Gothic buildings. Category:Architecture")
 
Line 1: Line 1:
A projecting support built into or against the external wall of a building, typically used in Gothic buildings.
+
1. A projecting support built into or against the external wall of a building, typically used in Gothic buildings.
 +
 
 +
2. Vertical member projecting from a wall to stabilize it or to resist the lateral thrust of an arch, roof, or vault. A flying buttress transmits the thrust to a heavy abutment by means of an arch or half-arch.
  
 
[[Category:Architecture]]
 
[[Category:Architecture]]

Revision as of 07:56, 3 December 2017

1. A projecting support built into or against the external wall of a building, typically used in Gothic buildings.

2. Vertical member projecting from a wall to stabilize it or to resist the lateral thrust of an arch, roof, or vault. A flying buttress transmits the thrust to a heavy abutment by means of an arch or half-arch.