Synonyms for abutment

Grammar : Noun
Spell : uh-buht-muh nt
Phonetic Transcription : əˈbʌt mənt

Définition of abutment

Origin :
  • 1640s, from abut + -ment. Originally any "junction;" the architectural usage is attested from 1793 (the notion is of the meeting-place of the arches of a bridge, etc.).
  • noun masonry mass
Example sentences :
  • There was no railing to this abutment, not even a coping along its borders.
  • Extract from : « Dwellers in the Hills » by Melville Davisson Post
  • Considering the abutment and wing wall work, comprising 594 cu.
  • Extract from : « Concrete Construction » by Halbert P. Gillette
  • The abutment forms were built up as the concreting progressed.
  • Extract from : « Concrete Construction » by Halbert P. Gillette
  • Where they stood an abutment of the cliff hid the ravine below.
  • Extract from : « The Plant Hunters » by Mayne Reid
  • As he formed this resolution, he emerged from the shadow of the abutment.
  • Extract from : « Monte-Cristo's Daughter » by Edmund Flagg
  • There was a stone wall, or abutment, near the town, about sixty feet high.
  • Extract from : « My Life » by Josiah Flynt
  • They had not yet mounted the abutment, and were then securing their horses near the bank of the creek.
  • Extract from : « In The Saddle » by Oliver Optic
  • It was like going up hill, but the Socrates reached the abutment and was safe.
  • Extract from : « The Ashtabula Disaster » by Stephen D. Peet
  • On each side the abutment piers had been undermined and washed out.
  • Extract from : « The U.P. Trail » by Zane Grey
  • But--I feel bound to state that I am in some doubt as to the abutment on the other side!'
  • Extract from : « The Lincoln Story Book » by Henry L. Williams

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