Earthwork

An earthwork is a military fortification formed chiefly of earth. They were cheaper and easier to repair than stone defences and also carried less risk of injury to the defenders from broken stone.
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earthwork

[n] - an earthen rampart
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Earthwork

fortification made of earth mounds, banks and ditches
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earthwork

In archaeology, any artificial bank or mound of earth with or without a ditch. Examples include barrows or burial mounds,
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Earthwork

An artwork which involves the manipulation of the natural environment and/or the use of natural materials, such as earth, stones, or wood, largely a phenomenon of the late 1960s and 1970s. Although...
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Earthwork

These are archaeological banks and ditches, bump and humps in the landscape as they survive. They might stand only a few centimetres above ground level, or be elaborate large-scale constructions, such as a motte and bailey castle.
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Earthwork

Earth'work` noun 1. (Mil.) Any construction, whether a temporary breastwork or permanent fortification, for attack or defense, the material of which is chiefly earth. 2. (Engineering) (a) The operation connected with excavations and embankments of earth in preparin...
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earthwork

noun an earthen rampart
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Earthwork

• (n.) Any construction, whether a temporary breastwork or permanent fortification, for attack or defense, the material of which is chiefly earth. • (n.) An embankment or construction made of earth. • (n.) The operation connected with excavations and embankments of earth in preparing foundations of buildings, in constructing canals, ...
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Earthwork

(art) An artwork which involves the manipulation of the natural environment and/or the use of natural materials, such as earth, stones, or wood, largely a phenomenon of the late 1960s and 1970s. Although some were exhibited in galleries, most earthworks were vast and usually constructed on...
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Earthwork

fortification made of earth mounds, banks and ditches
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