BRIDGE WORK

bridgework

[brij-wurk]
noun
1.
Dentistry.
a.
a dental bridge.
b.
dental bridges collectively.
c.
any of several different types of dental bridges.
2.
Civil Engineering. the art or process of bridge building.

Origin:
1880–85; bridge1 + work

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bridgework (ˈbrɪdʒˌwɜːk)
 
n
1.  a.  See bridge a partial denture attached to the surrounding teeth
 b.  the technique of making such appliances
2.  the process or occupation of constructing bridges

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bridgework bridge·work (brĭj'wûrk')
n.
See partial denture.

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