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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 But·ment n.
 1. Arch. A buttress of an arch; the supporter, or that part which joins it to the upright pier.
 2. Masonry The mass of stone or solid work at the end of a bridge, by which the extreme arches are sustained, or by which the end of a bridge without arches is supported.
 Butment cheek Carp., the part of a mortised timber surrounding the mortise, and against which the shoulders of the tenon bear.