- n. Plural form of abutment.
“Doubly delicious, we are supposed to believe, since we get a big word like "abutments".”
“Having reached the abutments we excavated a chamber to accommodate explosives in readiness to destroy these bridges.”
“In-car electronics should also be a continued growth area, assuming that their buyers don't all manage to plow into bridge abutments while fidgeting with the latest dashboard gadgets.”
“A fist-sized crack runs from top to bottom of one of the bridge abutments.”
“Although the main span of the aqueduct was torn down when the Key Bridge was built in 1923, the old abutments remain on both the D.C. and Virginia sides.”
“The tractor-trailer then collided with the Kia, ran into the bridge abutments for D'Arcy Road and caught fire, state police said.”
“On the trip south, past Philadelphia, you see the physical deterioration that echoes what you saw on the TV—broken neighborhoods, abandoned factories with shattered windows, graffiti-covered abutments.”
“It was originally scheduled to reopen by Labor Day, but in August, VDOT said, its engineers determined that the bridge abutments and wing walls were in worse condition than previous inspections revealed, and the entire substructure would have to be demolished and replaced.”
“TECHNIQUES AND TACKLE: Bulge a fast spinnerbait parallel to abutments and pilings nearest the channel first.”
“Cover the brush at upstream pilings with a crankbait; hit the downstream side of abutments with a drop-shot rig.”
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