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Meaning of SUPERSTRUCTURE

Pronunciation:  'soopur`strukchur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  structure consisting of the part of a ship above the main deck
 

SUPERSTRUCTURE is a 14 letter word that starts with S.

 

 See Also: construction, deck-house, ship, structure

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Su`per*struc"ture\, n. [Cf. F. superstructure.]
1. Any material structure or edifice built on something else;
   that which is raised on a foundation or basis; esp.
   (Arch.), all that part of a building above the basement.
   Also used figuratively.

         You have added to your natural endowments the
         superstructure of study.              --Dryden.

2. (Railway Engin.) The sleepers, and fastenings, in
   distinction from the roadbed.

 

 

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