Meaning of “footbridge” in the English Dictionary

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"footbridge" in British English

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footbridgenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈfʊt.brɪdʒ/ us /ˈfʊt.brɪdʒ/

Examples from literature

  • 'Now, my girl, we have a great deal to do to-day,' said the old man, when they had crossed the footbridge. 
  • A small footbridge leads across the moat to the churchyard. 
  • As he crossed a narrow footbridge, he happened to look down and saw himself reflected in the quiet water as if in a mirror. 
  • Luckily we found a footbridge lower down the stream. 
  • Out over the canal stretched footbridges, and these were thickly sown with barbed wire. 

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

"footbridge" in American English

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footbridgenoun [ C ]

us /ˈfʊtˌbrɪdʒ/

a bridge for people to walk across

(Definition of “footbridge” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)