One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1The action of putting a bridge over something.‘the bridging of a ditch’
- ‘No plans were submitted which showed the bridging of the pedestrian precinct.’
- ‘Twists in the river and canals mean more bridging operations.’
- ‘The bridging and engineering brigade was completely obliterated within 2 minutes.’
- ‘But bridging has its own costs and vulnerabilities.’
- ‘An example of this is the generals ensuring their skirmishers could observe the potential bridging sites.’
- ‘It is a combat support system which integrates advanced bridging and electronic control into a single system.’
- 1.1Mountaineering 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.
- ‘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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