meaning of abutment

abutment meaning in General Dictionary

State of abutting

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  • point of contact between two objects or parts
  • a masonry assistance that variations and straight gets thrust or force of an arch or bridge
  • State of abutting.
  • That on or against which a body abuts or presses
  • The solid part of a pier or wall, etc., which gets the thrust or horizontal stress of an arch, vault, or strut.
  • a hard and fast point or surface where opposition or response is acquired, whilst the cylinder mind of a steam engine, the fulcrum of a lever, etc.
  • In breech-loading firearms, the block behind the barrel which gets the pressure due to recoil.

abutment meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1640s, from abut + -ment. Originally any "junction;" the architectural use is attested from 1793 (the notion is of the meeting-place of this arches of a bridge, etc.).


abutment - German to English

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abutment meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) State of abutting.

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  • (n.) That on or against which a body abuts or presses
  • (letter.) The solid element of a pier or wall, etc., which gets the thrust or horizontal force of an arch, vault, or strut.
  • (letter.) A fixed point or surface from which resistance or reaction is obtained, as the cylinder mind of a steam engine, the fulcrum of a lever, etc.
  • (letter.) In breech-loading guns, the block behind the barrel which gets pressure considering recoil.

Sentence Examples with the word abutment

Wedged in between the railway and the Indus, but still north of the railway, is a curious mass of rough mountain country, which forms the southern abutment of the Suliman system.

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