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Brooklyn Bridge

noun
1.
a suspension bridge over the East River, in New York City, connecting Manhattan and Brooklyn: built 1867–84. 5989 feet (1825 meters) long.
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  • "It was a lucky thing for me that I took that walk on the Brooklyn Bridge," he reasoned.

    From Farm to Fortune Horatio Alger Jr.
  • She could have hurled two men off Brooklyn Bridge with one hand.

    Working With the Working Woman Cornelia Stratton Parker
  • At nine o'clock he found himself in the vicinity of the Brooklyn Bridge.

    The Young Bridge-Tender Arthur M. Winfield
  • Brooklyn Bridge and Brooklyn Ferry might be the cross-roads of the world.

    American Sketches Charles Whibley
  • At Brooklyn Bridge he changed to an express and went to the end of the line.

    Post-Impressions Simeon Strunsky
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Brooklyn Bridge definition


A suspension bridge built between Manhattan and Brooklyn in the late nineteenth century; Manhattan and Brooklyn are today two boroughs of New York City. At the time of its completion, the Brooklyn Bridge was the world's longest suspension bridge.

Note: The Brooklyn Bridge is mentioned in several common expressions about the sale of the bridge by one person to another (the bridge is actually public property). A person who “could sell someone the Brooklyn Bridge” is persuasive; a person who “tries to sell the Brooklyn Bridge” is extremely dishonest; a person who “would buy the Brooklyn Bridge” is gullible.
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