from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A bridge whose roadway is protected by a roof and sides.
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- n. A bridge with a (usually wooden) house-like structure covering it, to protect it from the elements.
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- n. a bridge whose passageway is protected by a roof and enclosing sides
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Owing to its swollen condition the river was unfordable but knowing that there was a covered bridge at Duguidsville, I hoped to secure it by a dash, and cross there, but the enemy, anticipating this, had filled the bridge with inflammable material, and just as our troops got within striking distance it burst into flames.
The covered bridge was gone; now it was a pine-covered snow-capped mountain, and I laughed aloud, the fear instantly shrinking to nothing.