Abut(v. i.) To project; to terminate or border; to be contiguous; to meet; -- with on, upon, or against; as, his land abuts on the road.
Abutment(n.) State of abutting.
Abutment(n.) That on or against which a body abuts or presses
Abutment(n.) The solid part of a pier or wall, etc., which receives the thrust or lateral pressure of an arch, vault, or strut.
Abutment(n.) 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.
Abutment(n.) In breech-loading firearms, the block behind the barrel which receives the pressure due to recoil.
Abutted(imp. & p. p.) of Abut
Abutting(p. pr. & vb. n.) of Abut
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