Abutments

noun
Definition of Abutments:

masonry mass


Synonyms of Abutments:

support, arch end, bridge end, end piece, jutting piece, vault end


Opposite/Antonyms of Abutments:


Sentence/Example of Abutments:

On the abutment towers the chains are connected by horizontal links, carried on rockers, to anchor ties.

A more common type is a bridge with two leaves or bascules, one hinged at each abutment.

Let n (Fig. 55) be the distance of the load from D′, x1 the distance of D′ from the left abutment, and p the length of a bay.

This steep portion of the ladder was wrought in an abutment of the turret, where its base projected beyond the wall of the donjon.

On the west side timbers and wool sacks were sunk into a quicksand upon which to rest the foundations of the abutment.

The upper part of the pier or abutment, where the arch rests—technically where it springs from—is the impost.

But then he was caught with his hands in the wristbands, and the ponies of 44 tipped over the broken abutment.

The base of all the abutments of bridges must be equal in thickness to one third of the height of the abutment.

The side towers are 18 feet less in height than the central one, and the abutment 35 feet lower than the side towers.

This forms an abutment for supporting the ladle in the gudgeon band, being secured to this last by latch bolts and cotters.





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