Meaning of “substructure” in the English Dictionary

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"substructure" in British English

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substructurenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈsʌbˌstrʌk.tʃər/ us /ˈsʌbˌstrʌk.tʃɚ/

a firm structure that supports something built on top of it:

The explosion damaged the bridge, but the substructure remained intact.

(Definition of “substructure” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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