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arc-bou·tant  audio  (ärb-tä) KEY 

NOUN:
pl. arcs-bou·tants  (ärb-tä) KEY 
See flying buttress.

ETYMOLOGY:
French : arc, arch (from Old French; see arc) + boutant, present participle of bouter, to thrust (from Old French; see butt1)


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