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abutment

Abutment is a 8 letter word which starts with the letter A and ends with the letter T for which we found 5 definitions.

Definition
n. State of abutting.
n. That on or against which a body abuts or presses
n. The solid part of a pier or wall, etc., which receives the thrust or lateral pressure of an arch, vault, or strut.
n. A fixed point or surface from which resistance or reaction is obtained, as the cylinder head of a steam engine, the fulcrum of a lever, etc.
n. In breech-loading firearms, the block behind the barrel which receives the pressure due to recoil.

Syllable Information

The word abutment is a 8 letter word that has 3 syllable 's . The syllable division for abutment is: a-but-ment



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