abutment definition

  • noun:
    • The act or means of abutting.
    • a thing that abuts.
    • the purpose of contact of two abutting things or components.
    • The element of a structure that bears the weight or force of an arch.
    • A structure that aids the termination of a bridge.
    • A structure that anchors the cables of a suspension connection.
    • their state of abutting.
    • That element that stocks a typical boundary or surface using its neighbor.
    • The tooth that aids a denture or connection.
    • A fixed point or area where opposition is gotten.
    • State of abutting.
    • That on or against which a body abuts or presses.
    • The solid element of a pier or wall surface, etc., which receives the push or lateral pressure of an arch, vault, or strut.
    • A fixed point or area that opposition or reaction is gotten, because the cylinder head of a steam engine, the fulcrum of a lever, etc.
    • In breech-loading firearms, the block behind the barrel which receives the stress as a result of recoil.
    • The state or problem of abutting.
    • That which abuts or edges on something else; the part abutting or abutted upon or against.
    • Occasionally shortened to butment.
    • point of contact between two objects or components
    • a masonry support that touches and right obtains thrust or stress of an arch or bridge

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