swing bridge


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swing bridge

n
1. (Civil Engineering) Also called: pivot bridge or turn bridge a low bridge that can be rotated about a vertical axis, esp to permit the passage of ships. Compare drawbridge
2. (Civil Engineering) NZ a pedestrian bridge over a river, suspended by heavy wire cables
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Translations
جِسِر دَوّار مُتَحَرِّك
otočný most
drejebro
forgóhíd
sveiflubrú
otočný most
açılır kapanır köprü

swing bridge

nponte m girevole
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

swing

(swiŋ) past tense, past participle swung (swaŋ) verb
1. to (cause to) move or sway in a curve (from side to side or forwards and backwards) from a fixed point. You swing your arms when you walk; The children were swinging on a rope hanging from a tree; The door swung open; He swung the load on to his shoulder.
2. to walk with a stride. He swung along the road.
3. to turn suddenly. He swung round and stared at them; He is hoping to swing the voters in his favour.
noun
1. an act, period, or manner, of swinging. He was having a swing on the rope; Most golfers would like to improve their swing.
2. a swinging movement. the swing of the dancers' skirts.
3. a strong dancing rhythm. The music should be played with a swing.
4. a change in public opinion etc. a swing away from the government.
5. a seat for swinging, hung on ropes or chains from a supporting frame etc.
ˈswinging adjective
fashionable and exciting. the swinging city of London.
swing bridge
a type of bridge that swings open to let ships pass.
swing door
a door that swings open in both directions.
be in full swing
to be going ahead, or continuing, busily or vigorously. The work was in full swing.
get into the swing (of things)
to begin to fit into a routine etc.
go with a swing
(of an organized event etc) to proceed or go easily and successfully.
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References in periodicals archive ?
FIRE crews have been hosing down Barton Swing Bridge after it got stuck while letting a ship pass.
RJ McLeod (Contractors) Ltd have been awarded the contract to realign General Booth Road to join the A82 at a new roundabout to allow linkage to the Queens Park roundabout via a new swing bridge over the canal.
Wander down to where the Swing Bridge is today and you'll see the spot the Romans deemed as best cross the river.
WHITBY'S vital swing bridge will be temporarily closed to cars and pedestrians as important repairs are carried out.
The Swing Bridge today occupies the site of those original Tyne Bridges.
A swing bridge which was closed at the beginning of last month is out of action again.
3) Swing bridge carrying a city arterial street over a marine commercial waterway
The Swing Bridge lies near the Milford Oval, which is registered as a historic district by the state of New Hampshire.
As this kind of vehicle lacks a suspension system, a swing bridge is set between the rear body and the rear axle so that each wheel will always touch the ground while driving to increase the driving force, as shown in Figure 1(b).
CCTV shows Mrs Allan walking close to the River Tyne, heading quickly towards the Swing Bridge, before she moves out of shot.