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embankment


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Embankment  \Em*bank"ment\,  n. 
  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 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  embankment 
  n  :  a  long  artificial  mound  of  stone  or  earth;  built  to  hold 
  back  water  or  to  support  a  road  or  as  protection 




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