viaduct

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noun via·duct \ˈvī-ə-ˌdəkt\

Definition of viaduct

  1. :  a long elevated roadway usually consisting of a series of short spans supported on arches, piers, or columns

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Origin and Etymology of viaduct

Latin via way, road + English aqueduct


First Known Use: 1816


VIADUCT Defined for English Language Learners

viaduct

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noun via·duct \ˈvī-ə-ˌdəkt\

Definition of viaduct for English Language Learners

  • : a long, high bridge that carries a road or railroad over something (such as a valley)


VIADUCT Defined for Kids

viaduct

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noun via·duct \ˈvī-ə-ˌdəkt\

Definition of viaduct for Students

  1. :  a bridge for carrying a road or railroad over something (as a gorge or highway)


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