A structure carrying a road, path, railroad, or canal across a river, ravine, road, railroad, or other obstacle
A card game descended from 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
(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)
a bridge over the river
British term for jetway.
A bridge consisting of a number of boats tied together.
A sum of money lent by a bank to cover an interval between two transactions, typically the buying of one house and the selling of another
A mixture of various bite-size snack foods, such as nuts, raisins, and chocolates, typically served in a bowl at card games, parties, etc.
A small, soft bread roll with a long, thin shape
= cell junction.
A connection between two landmasses, 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
To bend, stoop, or duck, as though passing under a low bridge. Now rare.
A floating bridge made of a raft, or supported by rafts.
A bridge that carries a road.
A tube containing an electrolyte (typically in the form of a gel), providing electrical contact between two solutions
A bridge where drivers or pedestrians must pay to cross
A line of shoals lying between northwestern Sri Lanka and the southeastern coast of Tamil Nadu in India. It separates the Palk Strait from the Gulf of Mannar
A temporary bridge of lattice steel designed for rapid assembly from prefabricated standard parts, used especially in military operations
A suspension bridge supported by chains rather than cables
A bridge used to board or disembark from a ferry.
Another term for flybridge.
Any of various kinds of bridge constructed with a frame.
A ford consisting of a causeway of stones or concrete across the bed of a river, stream, etc., typically lying below the surface of the water.
= monkey island.
A movable platform on which a scene-painter stands.
A swing bridge pivoted on a central pier.
A narrow bridge; specifically (in Islamic tradition) Al Sirāt, the thin, sharp bridge believed to lead over hell.
A canal bridge designed as a continuation of the towpath, allowing a horse towing a boat to cross the canal when the towpath changes sides.
A type of bridge which is scored in rubbers.
A bridge over water that can be rotated horizontally to allow ships through
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
An obsolete form of the card game bridge, in which all tricks won count toward the game whether bid or not
The activity of building bridges
A transitional section in a musical composition leading to a new section or theme
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
A simple bridge consisting of slabs of stone or planks laid across a series of rocks or piles of stones
The standard form of the card game bridge, in which only tricks bid and won count toward the game, as opposed to auction bridge
Electricity an arrangement of electrical circuits used for measuring the resistance of an element of the circuit.
A bridge in the form of a (narrow) walkway.
A small road bridge with a steep ascent and descent
A four-armed alternating current bridge used for measuring inductance in terms of capacitance and resistance, or for measuring capacitance in terms of inductance and resistance.
A bridge constructed on pontoons.
A temporary or improvised bridge made from a felled sapling.
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 278 feet (86 m)
A bridge whose roadway or whole structure can be moved horizontally by means of rollers or other mechanism.
A bridge in which the weight of the deck is supported by a number of cables running directly to one or more towers
A bridge in which each span is constructed from cantilevers built out sideways from piers
A competitive form of bridge in which the same hands are played successively by different partnerships
A bridge for the use of the occupiers of land, as one connecting parts of a farm, etc., separated by a canal or railway.
A bridge in which the weight of the deck is supported by vertical cables suspended from larger cables that run between towers and are anchored in abutments at each end