Examples of abutment in a Sentence
The car crashed into a bridge abutment.
Recent Examples of abutment from the Web
The foundations and abutments for a bridge crossing Route 6/44 near the commuter parking lot is also underway.
The Coast Guard restricted passage beneath the old bridge to the space between the two center abutments, a span of a few hundred feet.
Lines do not exist in nature, so the curved line in the center of the painting is formed by the physical abutment of two canvases.
Mostly, that relies on pre-fabricating things like concrete decks, abutments, walls, barriers, and concrete topped steel girders, and hauling them to the work site.
Police calculated, however, that the Viper decelerated by at least 45 mph between sideswiping the utility pole and hitting the bridge abutment — suggesting a far higher initial speed than what Bussard told police.
The abutments — one on each bank — and a pier in the river's center, are remnants of an old railroad bridge that used to exist there.
Contractors are now ringing the base of the largest of the mounds with large blocks of sandstone salvaged from the remnants of a bridge abutment discovered along Jefferson Street in Tremont.
Graffiti has come a long way since the 1970s when fly-by-night taggers sprayed their work on bridge abutments or subway cars then slipped away before the authorities arrived.
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ABUTMENT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of abutment for English Language Learners
: a heavy structure that supports something (such as a bridge)
medical Definition of abutment
- A dental bridge, like a highway bridge … is supported by abutments, sound teeth on either side of the empty gap.
- —Mount Sinai Medical Center Family Guide to Dental Health, 1991
- Once the healing period is over, the gum is cut open again and a little metal cylinder called an abutment is put in the implant. It takes another few days for the gum to heal before the crown is put on …
- —Harvard Health Letter, 2003
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