how to pronounce abutment


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meanings of abutment


  1. A construction that supports the ends of a bridge; a structure that anchors the cables on a suspension bridge.
  2. A fixed point or surface where resistance is obtained.
  3. That element that shares a common boundary or surface with its neighbor.
  4. Something that abuts, or on which something abuts.
  5. The solid portion of a structure that supports the lateral pressure of an arch or vault.
  6. The part of a valley or canyon wall against which a dam is constructed.
  7. The state of abutting.
  8. The tooth that supports a denture or bridge.
  9. The point of junction between two things, in particular a support, that abuts.