Abutment

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7-2-045

A pier or wall designed to resist lateral thrust from a structure (usually an arch or bridge) and which also connects the structure to the ground.




Please note that this is the term as it stands in the original IALAInternational Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities - AISM Dictionary edition (1970-1989)