Definition of bridging in English:



  • 1The action of putting a bridge over something.

    ‘the bridging of a ditch’
    • ‘Twists in the river and canals mean more bridging operations.’
    • ‘No plans were submitted which showed the bridging of the pedestrian precinct.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The bridging and engineering brigade was completely obliterated within 2 minutes.’
    1. 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.
      • ‘Learning to move on steep rock, bridging overhangs and feeling like a bird are unforgettable experiences.’
      • ‘Move out of the cave via bridging up a chimney and back out onto the main face above the cave entrance.’