abutment

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a·but·ment

 (ə-bŭt′mənt)
n.
1. The act or process of abutting.
2.
a. Something that abuts.
b. The point of contact of two abutting objects or parts.
3.
a. The part of a structure that bears the weight or pressure of an arch.
b. A structure that supports the end of a bridge.
c. A structure that anchors the cables of a suspension bridge.

abutment

(əˈbʌtmənt) or

abuttal

n
1. the state or process of abutting
2.
a. something that abuts
b. the thing on which something abuts
c. the point of junction between them
3. (Architecture) architect civil engineering a construction that takes the thrust of an arch or vault or supports the end of a bridge

a•but•ment

(əˈbʌt mənt)

n.
1.
a. a masonry mass supporting and receiving the thrust of part of an arch or vault.
b. a mass, as of masonry, receiving the arch, beam, truss, etc., at each end of a bridge.
2. the place where projecting parts abut.
[1635–45]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.abutment - point of contact between two objects or partsabutment - point of contact between two objects or parts
point - the precise location of something; a spatially limited location; "she walked to a point where she could survey the whole street"
2.abutment - a masonry support that touches and directly receives thrust or pressure of an arch or bridgeabutment - a masonry support that touches and directly receives thrust or pressure of an arch or bridge
support - supporting structure that holds up or provides a foundation; "the statue stood on a marble support"
Translations

abutment

[əˈbʌtmənt] N (Archit) → estribo m, contrafuerte m (Carpentry) → empotramiento m

abutment

n (Archit) → Flügel- or Wangenmauer f

a·but·ment

n. refuerzo, remate; [dentistry] soporte.
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