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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Earthwork  \Earth"work`\,  n. 
  1.  (Mil.)  Any  construction,  whether  a  temporary  breastwork  or 
  permanent  fortification,  for  attack  or  defense,  the 
  material  of  which  is  chiefly  earth. 
 
  2.  (Engin.) 
  a  The  operation  connected  with  excavations  and 
  embankments  of  earth  in  preparing  foundations  of 
  buildings,  in  constructing  canals,  railroads,  etc 
  b  An  embankment  or  construction  made  of  earth. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  earthwork 
  n  :  an  earthen  rampart 




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