Bridgetree
Bridgetree Bridge"tree`, n. [Bridge + tree a beam.] (Mining) The beam which supports the spindle socket of the runner in a grinding mill. --Knight. [1913 Webster]

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  • bridgetree — /brij tree /, n. a beam supporting the shaft on which an upper millstone rotates. [1610 20; BRIDGE1 + TREE] * * * …   Universalium

  • bridgetree — /brij tree /, n. a beam supporting the shaft on which an upper millstone rotates. [1610 20; BRIDGE1 + TREE] …   Useful english dictionary

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