abutment

  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

Abutment

[dentistry] In dentistry, an abutment is a connecting element. This is used in the context of a fixed bridge (the `abutment teeth` referring to the teeth supporting the bridge), partial removable dentures (the `abutment teeth` referring to the teeth supporting the partial) and in implants (used to attach a crown, bridge, or removable dentur...
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Abutment

In architecture the term abutment refers to the solid part of a pier or wall, etc, which receives the thrust or lateral pressure of an arch, vault, or strut.
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Abutment

Structure at either extreme end of a bridge that supports the superstructure (sill, stringers, trusses, or decks) composed of stone, concrete, brick, or timber.
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abutment

[n] - point of contact between two objects or parts 2. [n] - a masonry support that touches and directly receives thrust or pressure of an arch or bridge
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abutment

masonry platform or earth embankment supporting the central structure of a bridge
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Abutment

a term used to denote the teeth on either side of a missing tooth.
Found on http://www.cosmeticdentistryguide.co.uk/glossary.html

Abutment

A part which stops the motion of another part from proceeding any farther.A cement raised shoulder secured to the side of the road to prevent a vehicle from going over the edge.The contact made between opposing teeth of two gears.
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abutment

In architecture, term denoting that part of a pier or wall which supports the sideways thrust of an arch. ...
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Abutment

Wall rising above the roof slope, separating roof sections.
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Abutment

A wall that rises above the slope of the roof that separates different sections of the roof..
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Abutment

Supporting ends for a bridge deck; built as revetment walls either side of the watercourse.
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Abutment

An abutment is the point where an arch (in a horizontal or vertical direction) or vault meets its solid support. For a bridge or dam this might be on the riverbanks or a pier projecting into the river. The failure of the abutment may mean the collapse of the bridge, (such as at Hexham, see Smeaton, John). There is a Roman example at Chesters Roman...
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Abutment

A body, usually of masonry, which provides the resistance to the vertical forces and the thrust of the arch.
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Abutment

solid support absorbing the outward thrust of the arch. (Illustration)
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Abutment

Used in two senses: 1. Point at which a roof meets a wallhead. 2. massive structure supporting the ends of a bridge Related Words: Wallhead
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Abutment

A·but'ment (ȧ*bŭt'm e nt) noun 1. State of abutting. 2. That on or against which a body abuts or presses ; as (a) (Architecture) The solid part of a pier or wall, etc., which receives the thrust or lateral pressure of an arch, vault, or strut. Gw...
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abutment

<dentistry> The teeth on either side of a missing tooth. ... (08 Jan 1998) ...
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abutment

noun point of contact between two objects or parts
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abutment

(ә-but´mәnt) a part of a structure that sustains thrust or pressure. a tooth or root that serves as anchorage for a bridge.
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Abutment

• (n.) State of abutting. • (n.) That on or against which a body abuts or presses • (n.) The solid part of a pier or wall, etc., which receives the thrust or lateral pressure of an arch, vault, or strut. • (n.) A fixed point or surface from which resistance or reaction is obtained, as the cylinder head of a steam engine, the ful...
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Abutment

A reinforcing block or wall of masonry adding support to the great vaults & arches.
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abutment

solid masonry placed to counteract the lateral thrust of a bridge, arch, or vault
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Abutment

In coal mining, (1) the weight of the rocks above a narrow roadway is transferred to the solid coal along the sides, which act as abutments of the arch of strata spanning the roadway; and (2) the weight of the rocks over a longwall face is transferred to the front abutment, that is, the solid coal ahead of the face and the back abutment, that is, t...
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abutment

The support structure at either end of an arch or bridge. The intermediary supports are called piers
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