- 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.
Picturesque buildings on a river embankment.
embankment definition by Webster's New World
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- the act or process of embanking
- a bank of earth, rubble, etc. used to keep back water, hold up a roadway, or as part of a fortification
embankment definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- The act of embanking.
- A mound of earth or stone built to hold back water or to support a roadway.