- the act or process of embanking
- a bank of earth, rubble, etc. used to keep back water, to hold up a roadway, or as part of a fortification
Picturesque buildings on a river embankment.
The definition of an embankment is an area of material used to support a roadway or to hold back water.
An example of an embankment is a barge of sand that prevents ocean water from flowing into the streets.
- The act of embanking.
- A mound of earth or stone built to hold back water or to support a roadway.
embank + -ment
- She finally reached the bottom of the embankment and fell headlong into a bunch of blackberry bushes.
- A bridge and an embankment connect it with Caprera.
- The entrance is protected by forts, while a submarine embankment, 2 m.
- Bordeaux led his horse down the embankment and Cassie hesitantly followed.
- In consequence of the disastrous flood of 1882, important embankment works were executed along the Adige at a cost of £300,000.