suspension bridge

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noun

a bridge having a deck suspended from cables anchored at their extremities and usually raised on towers.

Nearby words

  1. suspense account,
  2. suspenseful,
  3. suspenser,
  4. suspensible,
  5. suspension,
  6. suspension point,
  7. suspension points,
  8. suspensive,
  9. suspensively,
  10. suspensoid

Origin of suspension bridge

First recorded in 1815–25

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British Dictionary definitions for suspension bridge

suspension bridge

noun

a bridge that has a deck suspended by cables or rods from other cables or chains that hang between two towers and are anchored at both ends
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