suspension bridge
noun Date: 1821 a bridge that has its roadway suspended from two or more cables usually passing over towers and securely anchored at the ends — see bridge illustration

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  • Suspension bridge — Suspension Sus*pen sion, n. [Cf. F. suspension, L. suspensio arched work, imperfect pronunciation. See {Suspend}.] 1. The act of suspending, or the state of being suspended; pendency; as, suspension from a hook. [1913 Webster] 2. Especially,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Suspension 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

  • suspension bridge — suspension bridges N COUNT A suspension bridge is a type of bridge that is supported from above by cables …   English dictionary

  • suspension bridge — ► NOUN ▪ a bridge in which the deck is suspended from cables running between towers …   English terms dictionary

  • suspension bridge — n. a bridge suspended from chains or cables which are anchored at either end and supported by towers at regular intervals …   English World dictionary

  • Suspension Bridge — (spr. Suspensch n Bridsch, d.i. Hängebrücke), Postort in der Grafschaft Niagara[110] des Staates New York (Nordamerika), am Niagara, eine Stunde unterhalb des Niagarafalls (s.d.), über welchen hier eine Hängebrücke mit Schienengeleisen zur… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Suspension bridge — This article is concerned with a particular type of suspension bridge, the suspended deck type.:For an index to the several types see suspension bridge types.:For the Gladiators event, see Suspension Bridge (Gladiators). A suspension bridge is a… …   Wikipedia

  • suspension bridge — a bridge having a deck suspended from cables anchored at their extremities and usually raised on towers. [1815 25] * * * ▪ engineering  bridge with overhead cables supporting its roadway. One of the oldest of engineering forms, suspension bridges …   Universalium

  • suspension bridge — noun a bridge that has a roadway supported by cables that are anchored at both ends (Freq. 1) • Hypernyms: ↑bridge, ↑span • Instance Hyponyms: ↑Angostura Bridge, ↑Benjamin Franklin Bridge, ↑Bosporus Bridge, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • suspension bridge — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms suspension bridge : singular suspension bridge plural suspension bridges a type of bridge that hangs from strong steel ropes that are fixed to towers …   English dictionary

  • suspension bridge — bridge that is suspended from steel cables …   English contemporary dictionary

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