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bridgework

[brij-wurk] /ˈbrɪdʒˌwɜrk/
noun
1.
Dentistry.
  1. a dental bridge.
  2. dental bridges collectively.
  3. any of several different types of dental bridges.
2.
Civil Engineering. the art or process of bridge building.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; bridge1 + work
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  • bridgework has always been at the forefront of the heavy construction industry.
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British Dictionary definitions for bridgework

bridgework

/ˈbrɪdʒˌwɜːk/
noun
1.
  1. a partial denture attached to the surrounding teeth See bridge1 (sense 5)
  2. the technique of making such appliances
2.
the process or occupation of constructing bridges
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bridgework in Medicine

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

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