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Definitions of embankment
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. Webster Dictionary DB
A ridge of earth, stones, etc., for protection or defense. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
The act of embanking: a bank or mound. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
A protecting or supporting bank. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
The act of embanking; a mound or bank raised for any purpose. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
An inclosure by a mound of earth or stone; a mound of earth, or a raised structure, partly of stone, to prevent the encroachments of water; a raised mound of earth spanning a valley for a railway. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
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