Definition of Bailey bridge noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Bailey bridge

BrE BrE//ˈbeɪli brɪdʒ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbeɪli brɪdʒ//
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a temporary bridge made of strips of metal that can be quickly put together, used especially by the armed forces Word OriginSecond World War: named after Sir D. Bailey (1901–85), the English engineer who designed it.