natural bridge


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The Emirates is a natural bridge between East and West, North and South. Alan Murray, Fortune, 24 Jan. 2023 The shaking also destroyed a picturesque natural bridge on the coast of the island. Erik Klemetti, Discover Magazine, 7 Jan. 2020 This time is a natural bridge between both realms, Serpa, a pagan priest, said about the energy fellow practitioners observe on the dates commonly celebrated as Halloween and Day of the Dead. Jose R. Gonzalez, The Arizona Republic, 31 Oct. 2022 The 6-mile loop is packed with exposed trail, a natural bridge and lovely lookouts of the gorge and the many outcroppings carved by the Red River. Andrea Reeves, The Enquirer, 23 Sep. 2022 The Tower Bridge, the natural bridge that gives the trail its namesake, connects two massive pillars, just like the London landmark. Outside Online, 15 Aug. 2022 Just outside of the Hocking Hills is the state's largest natural bridge, located in Rockbridge Nature Preserve. Andrea Reeves, The Enquirer, 16 May 2022 The payoff on this hike is a 54-foot-high natural bridge, a beautiful formation amid a vast landscape of beautiful formations. Susan Glaser, cleveland, 7 Apr. 2022 As always, there’s clear and juicy interest in Blagojevich’s particular entry into and rise in Illinois politics, which Rod always saw as a natural bridge to the White House. Michael Phillips,, 18 Nov. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1780, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of natural bridge was in 1780

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Cite this Entry

“Natural bridge.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Mar. 2023.

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