• (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.Found on http://thinkexist.com/dictionary/meaning/embankment/
a long artificial mound of stone or earth; built to hold back water or to support a road or as protectionFound on https://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20974
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. ...Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Embankment_(transportation)
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. Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/E/24
a long artificial mound of stone or earthFound on https://www.vocabulary.com/lists/310903
A raised pathway on which rail tracks are placed to maintain a shallow gradient when passing over depressions in the terrain. See also cutting.Found on http://www.translationdirectory.com/glossaries/glossary256.php
An artificial BANK, mound, DIKE, or the like, built to hold back water or to carry a roadway.Found on https://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20127
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.Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/21804
Structure made from soil used to raise the trail, railbed, or roadway above the existing grade.Found on http://www.americantrails.org/
- a long artificial mound of stone or earthFound on http://www.webdictionary.co.uk/definition.php?query=embankment
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