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bridge1 Inglés británico e internacional

A structure carrying a road, path, railway, etc. across a river, road, or other obstacle

bridge2 Inglés británico e internacional

A card game related to whist, played by two partnerships of two players who at the beginning of each hand bid for the right to name the trump suit, the highest bid also representing a contract to make a specified number of tricks with a specified suit as trumps

bridge Tesauro Inglés

a bridge over the river

Bridge, Frank Inglés británico e internacional

(1879–1941), English composer, conductor, and violist. His compositions include chamber music, songs, and orchestral works, among them The Sea (1910–11) and Oration (for cello and orchestra, 1930)

air bridge Inglés británico e internacional

A movable bridge placed against an aircraft door to allow passengers to embark or disembark

bridge loan Inglés británico e internacional

North American term for bridging loan.

bridge mix Inglés británico e internacional

A mixture of various bite-size snack foods, such as nuts, raisins, and chocolates, typically served in a bowl at card games, parties, etc.

bridge roll Inglés británico e internacional

A small, soft bread roll with a long, thin shape

land bridge Inglés británico e internacional

A connection between two land masses, especially a prehistoric one that allowed humans and animals to colonize new territory before being cut off by the sea, as across the Bering Strait and the English Channel

salt bridge Inglés británico e internacional

A tube containing an electrolyte (typically in the form of a gel), providing electrical contact between two solutions

toll bridge Inglés británico e internacional

A bridge where drivers or pedestrians must pay to cross

Adam's Bridge Inglés británico e internacional

A line of shoals lying between NW Sri Lanka and the SE coast of Tamil Nadu in India, separating the Palk Strait from the Gulf of Mannar

asses' bridge Inglés británico e internacional

English term for pons asinorum.

Bailey bridge Inglés británico e internacional

A temporary bridge of lattice steel designed for rapid assembly from prefabricated standard parts, used especially in military operations

chain bridge Inglés británico e internacional

A suspension bridge held by chains rather than cables

flying bridge Inglés británico e internacional

Another term for flybridge.

swing bridge Inglés británico e internacional

A bridge over water that can be rotated horizontally to allow ships through

Tower Bridge Inglés británico e internacional

A bridge across the Thames in London, famous for its twin towers and for the two bascules of which the roadway consists, able to be lifted to allow the passage of large ships. It was completed in 1894

auction bridge Inglés británico e internacional

An obsolete form of the card game bridge, in which all tricks won counted towards the game whether bid or not

bridge-building Inglés británico e internacional

The promotion of friendly relations between groups

bridge passage Inglés británico e internacional

A transitional section in a musical composition leading to a new section or theme

Brooklyn Bridge Inglés británico e internacional

A suspension bridge between southern Manhattan and northern Brooklyn (on Long Island) in New York City. Constructed 1869–1883, it was one of the period’s engineering marvels and is celebrated in art and literature

clapper bridge Inglés británico e internacional

A simple bridge consisting of slabs of stone or planks laid across a series of rocks or piles of stones

contract bridge Inglés británico e internacional

The standard form of the card game bridge, in which only tricks bid and won count towards the game, as opposed to auction bridge

humpback bridge Inglés británico e internacional

A small road bridge with a steep ascent and descent

Rainbow Bridge Inglés británico e internacional

A bridge of natural rock, the world’s largest natural bridge, situated in southern Utah, just north of the border with Arizona. Its span is 86 m (278 ft)

cable-stayed bridge Inglés británico e internacional

A bridge in which the weight of the deck is supported by a number of cables running directly to one or more towers

cantilever bridge Inglés británico e internacional

A bridge in which each span is constructed from cantilevers built out sideways from piers

duplicate bridge Inglés británico e internacional

A competitive form of bridge in which the same hands are played successively by different partnerships

suspension bridge Inglés británico e internacional

A bridge in which the weight of the deck is supported by vertical cables suspended from further cables that run between towers and are anchored in abutments at each end

Triborough Bridge Inglés británico e internacional

A bridge complex opened in 1936 that links the Bronx, Queens, and Manhattan boroughs in New York City

Wheatstone bridge Inglés británico e internacional

A simple circuit for measuring an unknown resistance by connecting it so as to form a quadrilateral with three known resistances and applying a voltage between a pair of opposite corners

Wheatstone bridge New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

simple circuit for measuring electrical resistance

a bridge too far Inglés británico e internacional

A step or act that is regarded as being too drastic to take

bridge-and-tunnel Inglés británico e internacional

(Of a person) living in the suburbs and perceived as unsophisticated

bridge of asses Inglés británico e internacional

Another term for pons asinorum.

bridge of boats Inglés británico e internacional

A bridge formed by mooring boats side by side across a river

Bridge of Sighs Inglés británico e internacional

A 16th-century enclosed bridge in Venice between the Doges' Palace and the state prison, originally crossed by prisoners on their way to torture or execution

Verrazano-Narrows Bridge Inglés británico e internacional

A suspension bridge across New York harbour between Brooklyn and Staten Island, the longest in the world when it was completed in 1964

Verrazano-Narrows Bridge New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

suspension bridge across New York harbour

paint the Forth Bridge Inglés británico e internacional

Used to indicate that a task is never-ending

water under the bridge Inglés británico e internacional

Used to refer to events that are in the past and consequently no longer to be regarded as important

gap Inglés británico e internacional

A difference, especially an undesirable one, between two views or situations

cross that bridge when one comes to it Inglés británico e internacional

Deal with a problem when and if it arises

rainbow bridge in Rainbow Bridge Inglés británico e internacional

Used in reference to an idyllic place where a pet animal is imagined to go after death, where it will eventually be reunited with its owner

bridgework Inglés británico e internacional

Dental bridges collectively

flybridge Inglés británico e internacional

An open deck above the main bridge of a vessel such as a yacht or cabin cruiser, typically equipped with duplicate controls


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