abutment :

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  • n  point of contact between two objects or parts
  • n  a masonry support that touches and directly receives thrust or pressure of an arch or bridge

  • Building it, with its cable-suspended roof and abutment-supported "bow" and "stern," proved a contractor's nightmare.
  • Swerving onto the soft shoulder, the bus careened with tremendous force into the abutment of an overpass.
  • Ten days later a Liberian-registered oil tanker hit an abutment.

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