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Definition of Counterfort

Counterfort
Counterfort Coun"ter*fort` (-f?rt`), n. 1. (Fort.) A kind of buttress of masonry to strengthen a revetment wall. 2. A spur or projection of a mountain. --Imp. Dict.

Meaning of Counterfort from wikipedia

- Counterfort may refer to: A Buttress A defensive fortification, such as constructed by a besieging force, see Sconce (fortification)...
- arising out of the roof structures that lack adequate bracing. The term counterfort can be synonymous with buttress, and is often used when referring to...
- abutment, size between full height and stub abutment Counterfort abutment, similar to counterfort retaining walls Spill-through abutment, vertical buttresses...
- Sometimes cantilevered walls are buttressed on the front, or include a counterfort on the back, to improve their strength resisting high loads. Buttresses...
- Baltic Sea. Kõpu Lighthouse has the shape of a square prism, with m****ive counterforts in the directions of prin****l divisions of the comp****. The tower is...
- retaining wall, semi-gravity retaining wall, cantilever retaining wall, counterfort retaining wall, and buttress retaining wall. Sanitary and stormwater...
- Sometimes cantilevered walls are buttressed on the front, or include a counterfort on the back, to improve their stability against high loads. Buttresses...
- casualties en route from St Symeon to Antioch. Bohemond's troops built a counterfort outside Saint Paul's Gate in Antioch's northeast wall to protect themselves...
- "Cal Granotes" tannery with counterforts along the ditch...
- semi-circular apse is set into the east end wall. Its strengthening counterforts that work like buttresses, are shaped as paired columns to lighten their...
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