- an embankment made by piling up earth, esp. as a fortification
- Engineering the work of excavating or building embankments
- a work of art, usually massive in scale, incorporating a natural feature of an area, as a groove sculpted into a desert mesa or a wheat field planted in geometric patterns
- An earthen embankment, especially one used as a fortification. See Synonyms at bulwark.
- Engineering Excavation and embankment of earth.
- A work of art made by altering an area of land or a natural geographic feature, especially on a large scale.
- One of the hills in the vicinity is fortified with a great ancient earthwork and ditch.
- This earthwork averages 250 ft.
- Hadrian Allcroft, Earthwork of England (1909).
- One cannon ball after another whistled by and struck the earthwork, a soldier, or a gun.
- Framlingham (Frendlingham, Framalingaham) in early Saxon times was probably the site of a fortified earthwork to which St Edmund the Martyr is said to have fled from the Danes in 870.