Embankment

An artificial BANK, mound, DIKE, or the like, built to hold back water or to carry a roadway.
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embankment

[n] - a long artificial mound of stone or earth
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Embankment

EmĀ·bank'ment noun 1. The act of surrounding or defending with a bank. 2. A structure of earth, gravel, etc., raised to prevent water from overflowing a level tract of country, to retain water in a reservoir, or to carry a roadway, etc.
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embankment

noun a long artificial mound of stone or earth; built to hold back water or to support a road or as protection
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Embankment

• (n.) A structure of earth, gravel, etc., raised to prevent water from overflowing a level tract of country, to retain water in a reservoir, or to carry a roadway, etc. • (n.) The act of surrounding or defending with a bank.
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Embankment

An artificial deposit of material that is raised above the natural surface of the land and used to contain, divert, or store water, support roads or railways, or for other similar purposes.
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