Meaning of ABUTMENT in English

ABUTMENT

n.

Pronunciation: ə - ' b ə t-m ə nt

Function: noun

Date: 1644

1 : the place at which abutting occurs

2 : the part of a structure (as an arch or a bridge) that directly receives thrust or pressure

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