Definition of bridgework in English:

bridgework

noun

  • 1Dental bridges collectively.

    • ‘If you currently have a denture you should consider the potential benefits of bridgework.’
    • ‘Missing teeth can be replaced with fixed bridgework in some situations.’
    • ‘We do not recommend these for people with bridgework as they can put undue stress on a bridge.’
    • ‘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.’
  • 2Building
    The component parts of a bridge.

    • ‘As there was no footway, there was fear that some might fall through the bridgework to the river.’
    • ‘By constructing a solid foundation, you build the bridgework for a lifetime of career success.’
    1. 2.1The construction of bridges.
      • ‘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.’

Pronunciation:

bridgework

/ˈbrɪdʒwəːk/