Definition of bridgework in English:

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bridgework

Pronunciation: /ˈbrijˌwərk/

noun

1Dental bridges collectively.
Example sentences
  • The toxic metal has also made its way into computer chips, golf clubs and dental bridgework.
  • ‘It's like being 21 again,’ says Jack, who recently had bridgework and dentures replaced.
  • If you currently have a denture you should consider the potential benefits of bridgework.
1.1The construction or insertion of dental bridges.
Example sentences
  • Tax relief is available on the more expensive treatments such as bridgework and root canal treatment.
  • Just a dentist rarely does his own bridgework, we sometimes lack the time to upgrade our own desktops.
  • Non-routine dental expenses, including bridgework and orthodontic treatment, do qualify for tax relief.
2 Building The component parts of a bridge.
Example sentences
  • By constructing a solid foundation, you build the bridgework for a lifetime of career success.
  • As there was no footway, there was fear that some might fall through the bridgework to the river.
2.1The construction of bridges.
Example sentences
  • Chronological excerpts connect historical islands with an elaborate quasi-fictional bridgework.
  • A lane closure is scheduled at the Presumpscot River Bridge for bridgework.
  • In addition to bridgework, there will be pipe/trench work taking place at various locations.

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Syllabification: bridge·work

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