- to be adjacent; touch or join at the edge or border (often followed by on, upon, or against): This piece of land abuts on a street.
- to be adjacent to; border on; end at.
- to support by an abutment.
Origin of abut
Examples from the Web for abutting
Historical Examples of abutting
"Just at the back of the house and abutting on the side of the road," I explained.The Motor Pirate
George Sidney Paternoster
Only one other location was left, the abutting shelf of some canyon.The Air Ship Boys
The sitting-room was on the ground-floor, abutting on the pavement.The Revolution in Tanner's Lane
A piece for holding a strap, and forming an abutting piece for a key.
They were stoutly built, too, of solid oak and abutting on strong lockers.The Great Mogul
- (usually foll by on, upon, or against) to adjoin, touch, or border on (something) at one end