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  • noun Plural form of abutment.

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Examples

  • Doubly delicious, we are supposed to believe, since we get a big word like "abutments".

    Chance Abutmenting (a counter-critique of Peter Schjeldahl)

  • 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.

    Little-known infrastructure

  • 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.

    Dr. Gridlock's traffic, transit tips

  • 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.

    Dr. Gridlock's traffic, transit tips

  • 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.

    Dr. Gridlock's traffic, transit tips

  • A fist-sized crack runs from top to bottom of one of the bridge abutments.

    Some Vermont residents living 'hour to hour' after Irene

  • Having reached the abutments we excavated a chamber to accommodate explosives in readiness to destroy these bridges.

    Alan Glass

  • The tractor-trailer then collided with the Kia, ran into the bridge abutments for D'Arcy Road and caught fire, state police said.

    Driver killed on Beltway identified

  • 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.

    Weekly video: Packing for CES

  • 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.

    What the World Sees in America

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