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1 See buttress; off-set. Also called set-off, scarcement, or weather-table.

2 Upper part of a building, e.g. a skyscraper, set back from lower storeys to enable light and air to reach the street below. Skyscrapers were sometimes built with several set-backs.

Subjects: Architecture.


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