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abutment arch

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  • abutment arch — noun an arch supported by an abutment • Hypernyms: ↑arch …   Useful english dictionary

  • Arch — • A structure composed of separate pieces, such as stone or bricks, having the shape of truncated wedges, arranged on a curved line so as to retain their position by mutual pressure Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Arch     Arch …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Arch-gravity dam — Arch gravity Hoover Dam Architectural Plans An arch gravity dam, curved gravity dam or arched dam is a dam with the characteristics of both an arch dam and a gravity dam. It is a dam that curves upstream in a narrowing curve that directs most of… …   Wikipedia

  • Abutment — A*but ment ([.a]*b[u^]t ment), n. 1. State of abutting. [1913 Webster] 2. That on or against which a body abuts or presses; as (a) (Arch.) The solid part of a pier or wall, etc., which receives the thrust or lateral pressure of an arch, vault, or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • abutment — [n] masonry mass arch end, bridge end, end piece, jutting piece, support, vault end; concepts 745,827,833 …   New thesaurus

  • abutment — [ə but′mənt] n. 1. the act or an instance of abutting 2. something that abuts or borders upon something else 3. the point of contact between a support and the thing supported 4. a) that part of a support which carries the weight of an arch and… …   English World dictionary

  • Abutment — An abutment is an end support of a bridge superstructure.Abutments are used for the following purposes: * to transmit the reaction of superstructure to the foundations. * to retain the earth filling. * to connect the superstructure to the… …   Wikipedia

  • Arch — For other uses, see Arch (disambiguation). A masonry arch 1. Keystone 2. Voussoir 3. Extrados 4. Impost 5. Intrados 6. Rise 7. Clear span 8. Abutment An arch is a structure that spans a space while… …   Wikipedia

  • Abutment pier — Pier Pier, n. [OE. pere, OF. piere a stone, F. pierre, fr. L. petra, Gr. ?. Cf. {Petrify}.] 1. (Arch.) (a) Any detached mass of masonry, whether insulated or supporting one side of an arch or lintel, as of a bridge; the piece of wall between two… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • abutment — /euh but meuhnt/, n. 1. Archit., Civ. Eng. a. a masonry mass supporting and receiving the thrust of part of an arch or vault. b. a force that serves to abut an arch or vault. c. a mass, as of masonry, receiving the arch, beam, truss, etc., at… …   Universalium

  • abutment — a•but•ment [[t]əˈbʌt mənt[/t]] n. 1) civ archit. a) a masonry mass supporting and receiving the thrust of part of an arch or vault b) a mass, as of masonry, receiving the arch, beam, truss, etc., at each end of a bridge 2) the place where… …   From formal English to slang

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