Translation of flying buttress in Spanish:

flying buttress

arbotante, n.


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    arbotante masculine
    • On the east side, held aloft by concrete flying buttresses, the debating chamber also addresses the landscape.
    • Gothic architecture has a particular look: the pointed or ogival arch, ribbed vaults, rose windows, towers, and tremendous height in the nave, supported by flying buttresses.
    • Flowing, graceful flying buttresses which supported the lofty circular roofs curled outwards to the ground, melding stylishly with the thick columns straining beneath the bulk of the grand palace.
    • The new roof's magnificent arching trusses recall the flying buttresses of medieval cathedrals.
    • The new building resembled a mediaeval cathedral with its pointed arches, ribbed vaulting and flying buttresses.