An artificial BANK, mound, DIKE, or the like, built to hold back water or to carry a roadway.
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- a long artificial mound of stone or earth
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Em·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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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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• (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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A road, railway line or canal is normally raised onto an embankment made of earth to avoid a change in level required by the terrain, the alternatives being either to have an unacceptable change in level or detour to follow a contour. A cutting is used for the same purpose where the land is originally higher than required.
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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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