Definition of bridging in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbrijiNG/


1The action of putting a bridge over something: the bridging of a ditch
More example sentences
  • No plans were submitted which showed the bridging of the pedestrian precinct.
  • It is a combat support system which integrates advanced bridging and electronic control into a single system.
  • The bridging and engineering brigade was completely obliterated within 2 minutes.
1.1 Mountaineering A method of climbing a wide chimney by using the left hand and foot on one sidewall and the right hand and foot on the other.
Example sentences
  • Move out of the cave via bridging up a chimney and back out onto the main face above the cave entrance.
  • Learning to move on steep rock, bridging overhangs and feeling like a bird are unforgettable experiences.

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Syllabification: bridg·ing

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