Meaning of ABUTMENT in English

ABUTMENT

transcription, транскрипция: [ ə-ˈbət-mənt ]

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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