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ABUTMENT

 Dictionary entry overview: What does abutment mean? 

ABUTMENT (noun)
  The noun ABUTMENT has 2 senses:

1. point of contact between two objects or parts
2. a masonry support that touches and directly receives thrust or pressure of an arch or bridge

  Familiarity information: ABUTMENT used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ABUTMENT (noun)


Sense 1abutment [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Point of contact between two objects or parts

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Hypernyms ("abutment" is a kind of...):

point (the precise location of something; a spatially limited location)


Sense 2abutment [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A masonry support that touches and directly receives thrust or pressure of an arch or bridge

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("abutment" is a kind of...):

support (supporting structure that holds up or provides a foundation)


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