Simple Definition of abutment
: a heavy structure that supports something (such as a bridge)
Full Definition of abutment
1 : the place at which abutting occurs
2 : the part of a structure (as an arch or a bridge) that directly receives thrust or pressure
Examples of abutment
The car crashed into a bridge abutment.
First Known Use of abutment
Medical Definition of abutment
: a tooth to which a prosthetic appliance (as a denture) is attached for support
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