Tubular bridge
Tubular Tu"bu*lar, a. [L. tubulus, dim. of tubus a tube, or pipe. See {Tube}.] Having the form of a tube, or pipe; consisting of a pipe; fistular; as, a tubular snout; a tubular calyx. Also, containing, or provided with, tubes. [1913 Webster]

{Tubular boiler}. See under {Boiler}.

{Tubular breathing} (Med.), a variety of respiratory sound, heard on auscultation over the lungs in certain cases of disease, resembling that produced by the air passing through the trachea.

{Tubular bridge}, a bridge in the form of a hollow trunk or tube, made of iron plates riveted together, as the Victoria bridge over the St. Lawrence, at Montreal, Canada, and the Britannia bridge over the Menai Straits.

{Tubular girder}, a plate girder having two or more vertical webs with a space between them. [1913 Webster]


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  • Tubular bridge — Bridge Bridge (br[i^]j), n. [OE. brig, brigge, brug, brugge, AS. brycg, bricg; akin to Fries. bregge, D. brug, OHG. brucca, G. br[ u]cke, Icel. bryggja pier, bridge, Sw. brygga, Dan. brygge, and prob. Icel. br[=u] bridge, Sw. & Dan. bro bridge,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tubular bridge — A tubular bridge is a bridge built as a rigid box girder section within which the traffic is carried. Famous examples include the original Britannia Bridge over the Menai Strait and the Conwy railway bridge over the River Conwy, both designed and …   Wikipedia

  • tubular bridge — noun 1. : a bridge supported chiefly by steel tubes 2. : a plate girder bridge in the form of a rectangular tube …   Useful english dictionary

  • BRITANNIA TUBULAR BRIDGE —    a railway bridge spanning the Menai Strait, designed by Robert Stephenson, and completed in 1850; consists of hollow tubes of wrought iron plates riveted together, and took five years in erecting …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Tubular — Tu bu*lar, a. [L. tubulus, dim. of tubus a tube, or pipe. See {Tube}.] Having the form of a tube, or pipe; consisting of a pipe; fistular; as, a tubular snout; a tubular calyx. Also, containing, or provided with, tubes. [1913 Webster] {Tubular… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tubular boiler — Tubular Tu bu*lar, a. [L. tubulus, dim. of tubus a tube, or pipe. See {Tube}.] Having the form of a tube, or pipe; consisting of a pipe; fistular; as, a tubular snout; a tubular calyx. Also, containing, or provided with, tubes. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tubular breathing — Tubular Tu bu*lar, a. [L. tubulus, dim. of tubus a tube, or pipe. See {Tube}.] Having the form of a tube, or pipe; consisting of a pipe; fistular; as, a tubular snout; a tubular calyx. Also, containing, or provided with, tubes. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tubular girder — Tubular Tu bu*lar, a. [L. tubulus, dim. of tubus a tube, or pipe. See {Tube}.] Having the form of a tube, or pipe; consisting of a pipe; fistular; as, a tubular snout; a tubular calyx. Also, containing, or provided with, tubes. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bridge — (br[i^]j), n. [OE. brig, brigge, brug, brugge, AS. brycg, bricg; akin to Fries. bregge, D. brug, OHG. brucca, G. br[ u]cke, Icel. bryggja pier, bridge, Sw. brygga, Dan. brygge, and prob. Icel. br[=u] bridge, Sw. & Dan. bro bridge, pavement, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bridge of a steamer — Bridge Bridge (br[i^]j), n. [OE. brig, brigge, brug, brugge, AS. brycg, bricg; akin to Fries. bregge, D. brug, OHG. brucca, G. br[ u]cke, Icel. bryggja pier, bridge, Sw. brygga, Dan. brygge, and prob. Icel. br[=u] bridge, Sw. & Dan. bro bridge,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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