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CIDE DICTIONARY
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butment

CIDE DICTIONARY

butmentn. [Abbreviation of Abutment.].
  •  A buttress of an arch; the supporter, or that part which joins it to the upright pier.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The mass of stone or solid work at the end of a bridge, by which the extreme arches are sustained, or by which the end of a bridge without arches is supported.  [1913 Webster]
Butment cheek (Carp.), the part of a mortised timber surrounding the mortise, and against which the shoulders of the tenon bear. Knight.

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