Pier buttress

Pier buttress

A pier that receives the thrust of a flying buttress.
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pier buttress

A pier, 1 which receives the thrust of a flying buttress.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.