counterfort (plural counterforts)

  1. A buttress built against a wall.
  2. A spur of a mountain range.
    • 1913, Costa Rica-Panama arbitration: argument of Costa Rica, page 428:
      The physical impossibility of the line along the counterfort or mountain range from Punta Mona was easily demonstrated, for the very simple reason that no such counterfort or mountain range existed.

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