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Definitions of embankment

  1. a long artificial mound of stone or earth; built to hold back water or to support a road or as protection Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. The act of surrounding or defending with a bank. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. 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
  4. A ridge of earth, stones, etc., for protection or defense. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. The act of embanking: a bank or mound. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. Artificial bank or mound. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. A protecting or supporting bank. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. n. Act of surrounding or defending with a bank;—a mound or bank raised for any purpose. Cabinet Dictionary
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