Meaning of bridgework in English:


Pronunciation /ˈbrɪdʒwəːk/

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mass noun
  • 1Dental bridges collectively.

    ‘The toxic metal has also made its way into computer chips, golf clubs and dental bridgework.’
    • ‘‘It's like being 21 again,’ says Jack, who recently had bridgework and dentures replaced.’
    • ‘If you currently have a denture you should consider the potential benefits of bridgework.’
    • ‘Missing teeth can be replaced with fixed bridgework in some situations.’
    • ‘We do not recommend these for people with bridgework as they can put undue stress on a bridge.’
  • 2Building
    The component parts of a bridge.

    ‘By constructing a solid foundation, you build the bridgework for a lifetime of career success.’
    • ‘As there was no footway, there was fear that some might fall through the bridgework to the river.’
    1. 2.1The construction of bridges.
      ‘Chronological excerpts connect historical islands with an elaborate quasi-fictional bridgework.’
      • ‘A lane closure is scheduled at the Presumpscot River Bridge for bridgework.’
      • ‘In addition to bridgework, there will be pipe/trench work taking place at various locations.’