un·​bridged ˌən-ˈbrijd How to pronounce unbridged (audio)
: having no bridge
an unbridged river
… there were two wide and unbridged estuaries to cross …Henry Petroski

Examples of unbridged in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The unbridged crossings on McKellips and Gilbert roads upstream of Tempe Town Lake will remain closed until the flood warning is lifted. Sydney Carruth, The Arizona Republic, 5 Apr. 2023 Ministering to the hardy Mainers who live among the 10 unbridged, inhabited islands east of Boothbay Harbor are the staff members and volunteers from the Maine Seacoast Mission, who have traveled by boat and by plane to give coronavirus vaccines to rural residents. Malcolm Gay, BostonGlobe.com, 10 Mar. 2021 More areas upstream of Tempe Town Lake were also affected, such as the unbridged crossings on McKellips and Gilbert roads and gravel pit operations along Salt River starting on Granite Reef Dam. Sydney Carruth, The Arizona Republic, 20 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1800, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unbridged was in 1800

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“Unbridged.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unbridged. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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