Student Thesaurus

2 entries found for buttress.
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Entry Word: buttress
Function: noun
Text: 1 something or someone to which one looks for support <my mother has always been the buttress of our family in trying times> -- see DEPENDENCE 2
2 something that holds up or serves as a foundation for something else <the state's unspoiled natural beauty is the very buttress of its vital tourist industry> -- see SUPPORT 1