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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Berm  \Berm\  Berme  \Berme\,  n.  [F.  berme,  of  German  origin;  cf 
  G.  brame,  br["a]me,  border,  akin  to  E.  brim.] 
  1.  (Fort.)  A  narrow  shelf  or  path  between  the  bottom  of  a 
  parapet  and  the  ditch. 
  2.  (Engineering)  A  ledge  at  the  bottom  of  a  bank  or  cutting, 
  to  catch  earth  that  may  roll  down  the  slope,  or  to 
  strengthen  the  bank.