from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A bridge having the roadway suspended from cables that are anchored at either end and usually supported at intervals by towers.
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- n. A bridge where the deck or roadway is suspended from cables that pass over two towers.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See under Suspension.
- n. a bridge supported by chains, ropes, or wires, which usually pass over high piers or columns at each end, and are secured in the ground beyond.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a bridge that has a roadway supported by cables that are anchored at both ends
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Callously, I pictured for him a suspension bridge with the cables snapping due to overload.