Examples of abutment in a Sentence
The car crashed into a bridge abutment.
Recent Examples of abutment from the Web
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.
In early 2009, heavy rains and melting snow caused flooding in parts of Washington, leading to a leak in the earthen abutment of the Howard Hanson Dam.
Crews and area residents had been concerned with leaks along the structure’s western abutment, prompting Mulholland himself to come out for an inspection on the day of the collapse.
In many cases, the bridge abutments are some of the highest points on the islands, and residents have jammed their cars onto the relatively higher pieces of ground.
Over the past several weeks, work crews have painted the abutments in Briganti-Dunn’s colors.
A section of the road is closed until further notice following the Clermont County Engineer’s Office’s determination that emergency repairs are needed for a bridge abutment.
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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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