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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Point of contact between two objects or parts; A masonry support that touches and directly receives thrust or pressure of an arch or bridge;

Usage examples (32)
  • It's an abutment from a bridge that was put up to go over the Don Valley.
  • The abutment is the extension attached to the implant, supporting the crown.
  • It's called the abutment, and will protrude above the gums to hold the porcelain tooth.
  • The abutment towers are similar to the river towers. for more
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