1. A masonry support that touches and directly receives thrust or pressure of an arch or bridge.
2. Point of contact between two objects or parts.
masonry on a wall that supports an arch
The butting or boundary of land, particularly at the end; a headland
balk / bɔːk /
ETYM AS. balca beam, ridge; akin to Icel. bâlkr partition, bjâlki beam, OS. balko, German balken; cf. Gael. balc ridge of earth between two furrows. Related to Balcony, Balk, Bulk.
(Baseball) An illegal pitching motion while runners are on base.
bound / baʊnd /
The upper or lower limit in a permitted range of values.
ETYM From Bound a limit; cf. Late Lat. bonnarium piece of land with fixed limits.
1. A line determining the limits of an area; SYN. edge, bound.
2. The line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something; SYN. bound, bounds.
A line around the edge of an area; a perimeter. The boundary of a circle is known as the circumference.
bounder / baʊndər /
1. One that bounds
2. A man of objectionable social behavior; cad
confine / kənfaɪn /
Something (as borders or walls) that encloses ; also; something that restrains; scope
demarcation / dimarkeɪʃn̩ /
ETYM French démarcation; pref. dé- (Latin de) + marquer to mark, of German origin. Related to Mark.
In industrial relations, the practice of stipulating that particular workers should perform particular tasks. The practice can be the source of industrial disputes.
The act of marking, or of ascertaining and setting a limit; separation; distinction.
ETYM Old Eng. rigge the back, as. hrycg; akin to Dutch rug, German rücken, Old High Germ. rucki, hrukki, Icel. hryggr, Swed. rugg, Dan. ryg.
1. A beam laid along the ridge of a roof; provides attachment for upper end of rafters; SYN. ridgepole, rooftree.
2. A long narrow natural elevation or striation.
3. A long narrow range of hills.
4. Any long raised strip.