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bridgework

[ brij-wurk ]
/ ˈbrɪdʒˌwɜrk /
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noun
Dentistry.
  1. a dental bridge.
  2. dental bridges collectively.
  3. any of several different types of dental bridges.
Civil Engineering. the art or process of bridge building.
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Origin of bridgework

First recorded in 1880–85; bridge1 + work
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British Dictionary definitions for bridgework

bridgework
/ (ˈbrɪdʒˌwɜːk) /

noun
  1. a partial denture attached to the surrounding teethSee bridge 1 (def. 5)
  2. the technique of making such appliances
the process or occupation of constructing bridges
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Medical definitions for bridgework

bridgework
[ brĭjwûrk′ ]

n.
partial denture
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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