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COUNTERFORT (Fr. contrefort)

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Originally appearing in Volume V07, Page 315 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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COUNTERFORT (Fr. contrefort), in architecture, a buttress or pier built up against the wall of a building or terrace to strengthen it, or to resist the thrust of an arch or other constructional feature inside.
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