abutment

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abutment
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (architecture)
a. el estribo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
If the abutment continues to crack, the bridge will collapse.Si el estribo sigue agrietándose, el puente se va a desmoronar.
b. el contrafuerte
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
There were enormous abutments at either end of the dam.Había enormes contrafuertes en cada extremo de la presa.
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abutment [əˈbʌtmənt]
noun
(Archit) estribo (m); contrafuerte (m); (Carpentry) empotramiento (m);
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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