1 point of contact between two objects or parts
2 a masonry support that touches and directly receives thrust or pressure of an arch or bridge
state of abutting
An abutment is an end support of a bridge superstructure. Abutments are used for the following purposes:
An abutment is also, generally, the point where two structures or objects meet.
Specifically, an abutment may be:
Abutment is also a term used by civil engineers in dam construction; moving water from a large reservoir to a channel such as a spillway, there are smooth transition walls at both sides named abutments which minimize the water's energy loss.
Abutment is also the term for a titanium connection used to attach prosthetics to a dental implant that is Osseointegrated.
abutment in German: Widerlager
abutment in Esperanto: Abutmento
abutment in French: Culée
abutment in Norwegian: Landkar