natural bridge

noun

Definition of natural bridge 

: a rock formation in which the central bottom part has been completely eroded away, leaving a structure that looks like a bridge

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Sandstone cliffs and natural bridges carved from the rock on one side, an enormous crescent of beach on the other. Popular Mechanics, "55 Things to Do Before the World Ends," 19 Apr. 2018 Coyote Gulch is home to two arches, a natural bridge and several waterfalls. Sarah Sekula, USA TODAY, "Extreme camping: Hang off a cliff, sleep near a volcano, wake up with penguins," 1 Mar. 2018 If the arteries get blocked slowly over the years, the heart can build in natural bridges that can compensate. Kathryn W. Foster, miamiherald, "The flu and heart attack risks are connected: Get the vaccine, doctors say | Miami Herald," 25 Feb. 2018

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1780, in the meaning defined above

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