swing bridge

/ˈswɪŋ brɪdʒ/ (say 'swing brij)

noun
1. a bridge which is pivoted and may be swung open horizontally to allow ships to pass; pivot bridge.
2. a pedestrian bridge suspended by cables.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Swing bridge — Swing Swing, n. 1. The act of swinging; a waving, oscillating, or vibratory motion of a hanging or pivoted object; oscillation; as, the swing of a pendulum. [1913 Webster] 2. Swaying motion from one side or direction to the other; as, some men… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • swing bridge — swing bridges N COUNT A swing bridge is a low bridge that can be opened either in the middle or on one side in order to let ships pass through …   English dictionary

  • swing bridge — n BrE a bridge that can be pulled up for tall ships to go under it …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • swing bridge — n. a bridge that can be swung back in a horizontal plane to allow tall vessels, etc. to pass …   English World dictionary

  • Swing bridge — A swing bridge is a movable bridge that has as its primary structural support a vertical locating pin and support ring at or near to its center, about which the turning span can then pivot horizontally as shown in the animated illustration below …   Wikipedia

  • swing bridge — noun also swing drawbridge : a drawbridge that opens and closes to river craft by rotating around a central pier called also swivel bridge; compare lift bridge * * * a bridge that can open by pivoting on a central pier to let vessels pass. [1700… …   Useful english dictionary

  • swing bridge — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms swing bridge : singular swing bridge plural swing bridges British a bridge over a river that can swing sideways to let ships pass …   English dictionary

  • swing bridge — a bridge that can open by pivoting on a central pier to let vessels pass. [1700 10] * * * …   Universalium

  • swing bridge — type of bridge that opens to allows ship to pass through …   English contemporary dictionary

  • swing bridge — noun a bridge that can be swung to one side to allow ships to pass …   English new terms dictionary

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