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Definition: Lattice bridge
, n. [OE. latis, F. lattis lathwork, fr. latte
lath. See Latten
, 1st Lath
1. Any work of wood, metal, plastic, or other solid material,
made by crossing a series of parallel laths, or thin
strips, with another series at a diagonal angle, and
forming a network with openings between the strips; as,
the lattice of a window; -- called also latticework
The mother of Sisera looked out at a window, and
cried through the lattice. --Judg. v. 28.
2. (Her.) The representation of a piece of latticework used
as a bearing, the bands being vertical and horizontal.
3. (Crystallography) The arrangement of atoms or molecules in
a crystal, represented as a repeating arrangement of
points in space, each point representing the location of
an atom or molecule; called also crystal lattice
, a bridge supported by lattice girders, or
(Arch.), a girder of which the wed consists
of diagonal pieces crossing each other in the manner of
(Bot.), an aquatic plant of Madagascar
), whose leaves have interstices
between their ribs and cross veins, so as to resemble
latticework. A second species is Ouvirandra Berneriana
The genus is merged in Aponogeton
by recent authors.
(br[i^]j), n. [OE. brig, brigge, brug, brugge,
AS. brycg, bricg; akin to Fries. bregge, D. brug, OHG.
brucca, G. br["u]cke, Icel. bryggja pier, bridge, Sw. brygga,
Dan. brygge, and prob. Icel. br[=u] bridge, Sw. & Dan. bro
bridge, pavement, and possibly to E. brow.]
1. A structure, usually of wood, stone, brick, or iron,
erected over a river or other water course, or over a
chasm, railroad, etc., to make a passageway from one bank
to the other.
2. Anything supported at the ends, which serves 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.
3. (Mus.) The small arch or bar at right angles to the
strings of a violin, guitar, etc., serving of raise them
and transmit their vibrations to the body of the
4. (Elec.) A device to measure the resistance of a wire or
other conductor forming part of an electric circuit.
5. A low wall or vertical partition in the fire chamber of a
furnace, for deflecting flame, etc.; -- usually called a
. See Aqueduct
, Bascule bridge
, Bateau bridge
. See under
Bridge of a steamer
(Naut.), a narrow platform across the
deck, above the rail, for the convenience of the officer
in charge of the ship; in paddlewheel vessels it connects
the paddle boxes.
Bridge of the nose
, the upper, bony part of the nose.
. See under Cantalever
. See Drawbridge
, a temporary bridge suspended or floating, as
for the passage of armies; also, a floating structure
connected by a cable with an anchor or pier up stream, and
made to pass from bank to bank by the action of the
current or other means.
or Truss bridge
, a bridge formed by
girders, or by trusses resting upon abutments or piers.
, a bridge formed by lattice girders.
, Ponton bridge
. See under Pontoon
, a bridge built obliquely from bank to bank, as
sometimes required in railway engineering.
. See under Suspension
, a bridge formed of a series of short,
simple girders resting on trestles.
, a bridge in the form of a hollow trunk or
rectangular tube, with cellular walls made of iron plates
riveted together, as the Britannia bridge over the Menai
Strait, and the Victoria bridge at Montreal.
(Elec.), a device for the measurement
of resistances, so called because the balance between the
resistances to be measured is indicated by the absence of
a current in a certain wire forming a bridge or connection
between two points of the apparatus; -- invented by Sir