abutments

Is abutments a Scrabble word? YES

Is abutments a Words With Friends word? YES


The word ABUTMENTS is worth 13 points in Scrabble and 17 points in Words with Friends

There are 9 letters in the word ABUTMENTS

6 Definitions  for the word abutment:

noun - a masonry support that touches and directly receives thrust or pressure of an arch or bridge
noun - point of contact between two objects or parts

GCIDE Definitions - ABUTMENTS

Abutment
A*but"ment (, n. 1. State of abutting.
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2. That on or against which a body abuts or presses; as (a) (Arch.) The solid part of a pier or wall, etc., which receives the thrust or lateral pressure of an arch, vault, or strut. Gwilt. (b) (Mech.) 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. (c) In breech-loading firearms, the block behind the barrel which receives the pressure due to recoil.
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Abutment
A*but"ment (, n. 1. State of abutting.
[1913 Webster]
2. That on or against which a body abuts or presses; as (a) (Arch.) The solid part of a pier or wall, etc., which receives the thrust or lateral pressure of an arch, vault, or strut. Gwilt. (b) (Mech.) 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. (c) In breech-loading firearms, the block behind the barrel which receives the pressure due to recoil.
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