to be adjacent; touch or join at the edge or border (often followed by on, upon, or against):
This piece of land abuts on a street.
to be adjacent to; border on; end at.
to support by an .
Historical Examples

In 1827, a little school was opened in a building at the corner of Gildow-street, abutting upon Marsh-lane, in this town.
Our Churches and Chapels Atticus

“Just at the back of the house and abutting on the side of the road,” I explained.
The Motor Pirate George Sidney Paternoster

Between the porch and the west end there are traces of some earlier building, abutting on to the north wall of the church.
Bell’s Cathedrals: The Abbey Church of Tewkesbury H. J. L. J. Mass

Only one other location was left, the abutting shelf of some canyon.
The Air Ship Boys H.L. Sayler

A sole wing, that following the Seine and abutting at right angles against the Pavilion de l’Horloge, had resulted.
Royal Palaces and Parks of France Milburg Francisco Mansfield

The sitting-room was on the ground-floor, abutting on the pavement.
The Revolution in Tanner’s Lane Mark Rutherford

How long was it going to stand the mere strain, let alone the sawing and chafing that it must get from every abutting rock?
Adventures Among the Red Indians H. W. G. Hyrst

They were stoutly built, too, of solid oak and abutting on strong lockers.
The Great Mogul Louis Tracy

This was one hundred yards long, extending across the river, and abutting against the crags on the other side.
England, Picturesque and Descriptive Joel Cook

It is a circus, surrounded by tiers of seats and abutting on the city ramparts.
The Wonders of Pompeii Marc Monnier

verb abuts, abutting, abutted
usually foll by on, upon, or against. to adjoin, touch, or border on (something) at one end

mid-13c., “to end at, to border on,” from Old French aboter “join end to end, touch upon” (13c.), from à “to” (see ad-) + bout “end” (see butt (n.3)). Related: Abutted; abutting.

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