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  1. A construction or natural feature that spans a divide.
    1. (anatomy) The upper bony ridge of the human nose.
    2. (dentistry) A prosthesis replacing one or several adjacent teeth.
    3. (bowling) The gap between the holes on a bowling ball
  2. An arch or superstructure.
    1. (nautical) An elevated platform above the upper deck of a mechanically propelled ship from which it is navigated and from which all activities on deck can be seen and controlled by the captain, etc; smaller ships have a wheelhouse, and sailing ships were controlled from a quarterdeck.
    2. (music) The piece, on string instruments, that supports the strings from the sounding board.
    3. (billiards, snooker, pool) A particular form of one hand placed on the table to support the cue when making a shot in cue sports.
    4. (billiards, snooker, pool) A cue modified with a convex arch-shaped notched head attached to the narrow end, used to support a player's (shooter's) cue for extended or tedious shots. Also called a spider.
    5. Anything supported at the ends and serving to keep some other thing from resting upon the object spanned, as in engraving, watchmaking, etc., or which forms a platform or staging over which something passes or is conveyed.
    6. (wrestling) A defensive position in which the wrestler is supported by his feet and head, belly-up, in order to prevent touch-down of the shoulders and eventually to dislodge an opponent who has established a position on top.
    7. (gymnastics) A similar position in gymnastics.
  3. A connection, real or abstract.
    1. (medicine) A rudimentary procedure before definite solution
    2. (computing) A device which connects two or more computer buses, typically in a transparent manner.
    3. (communication) A system which connects two or more local area networks at layer 2.
    4. (chemistry) An intramolecular valence bond, atom or chain of atoms that connects two different parts of a molecule; the atoms so connected being bridgeheads.
    5. (electronics) An unintended solder connection between two or more components or pins.
    6. (music) A song contained within another song, often demarcated by meter, key, or melody.
    7. (graph theory) An edge which, if removed, changes a connected graph to one that is not connected.
    8. (poetry) A point in a line where a break in a word unit cannot occur.
    9. (diplomacy) A statement, such as an offer, that signals a possibility of accord.
    10. A day falling between two public holidays and consequently designated as an additional holiday.
  4. (electronics) Any of several electrical devices that measure characteristics such as impedance and inductance by balancing different parts of a circuit
  5. A low wall or vertical partition in the fire chamber of a furnace, for deflecting flame, etc.; a bridge wall.
  6. (cycling) The situation where a lone rider or small group of riders closes the space between them and the rider or group in front.
  7. A solid crust of undissolved salt in a water softener.
  1. To be or make a bridge over something.
  2. To span as if with a bridge.
  3. (music) To transition from one piece or section of music to another without stopping.
  4. (computing) To connect two or more computer buses, networks etc. with a bridge.
  5. (wrestling) To go to the bridge position.
  1. (card game) A card game played with four players playing as two teams of two players each.
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