(on the stem of a drinking glass) flutes or facets continuing onto the underside of the bowl.
a position held or to be gained on the enemy side of a river, defile, or other obstacle, to cover the crossing of friendly troops. any position gained that can be used as a foothold for further advancement; beachhead. a defensive work covering or protecting the end of a bridge toward the enemy. Historical Examples […]
a deckhouse including a bridge or bridges for navigation. Historical Examples Historic Waterways–Six Hundred Miles of Canoeing Down the Rock, Fox, and Wisconsin Rivers Reuben Gold Thwaites Merchantmen-at-Arms David W. Bone The Mummy and Miss Nitocris George Griffith Chronicles of London Bridge Richard Thompson
a floor lamp, especially one having the light source on an arm so hinged as to be horizontally adjustable.
See under bridge financing. swing loan. interim or emergency financing through a short- or medium-term loan (bridge loan)