• Definition for "butment"
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butment definition

  • noun:
    • A buttress of an arch; the supporter, or that component which joins it towards upright pier.
    • The mass of rock or solid work on the termination of a bridge, wherein the severe arches tend to be suffered, or where the end of a bridge without arches is supported.
    • A buttress of an arch; the supporter, or that part which joins it to the upright pier.
    • The size of stone or solid work at the end of a bridge, where the severe arches tend to be suffered, or in which the termination of a bridge without arches is supported.
    • An abbreviated form of abutment.
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