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Meaning of VIADUCT

Pronunciation:  'vIu`dukt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  bridge consisting of a series of arches supported by piers used to carry a road (or railroad) over a valley
 

VIADUCT is a 7 letter word that starts with V.

 

 See Also: bridge, span

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Vi`a*duct\, n. [L. via a way + -duct, as in aqueduct:
cf. F. viaduc. See {Via}, and {Aqueduct}.]
A structure of considerable magnitude, usually with arches or
supported on trestles, for carrying a road, as a railroad,
high above the ground or water; a bridge; especially, one for
crossing a valley or a gorge. Cf. {Trestlework}.

 

 

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