Abutment Definition

ə-bŭtmənt
abutments
noun
The act or an instance of abutting.
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Something that abuts or borders upon something else.
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The point of contact between a support and the thing supported.
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That part of a support which carries the weight of an arch and resists its pressure.
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The supporting structure at either end of a bridge.
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Other Word Forms of Abutment

Noun

Singular:
abutment
Plural:
abutments

Origin of Abutment

  • First attested in 1644; engineering sense first attested in 1793. From Old French aboutement. Equivalent to abut +‎ -ment.

    From Wiktionary

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