State of abutting
- 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.
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.).
(letter.) State of abutting.
- (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.
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.