Embankment meaning

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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.

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A mound of earth or stone built to hold back water or to support a roadway.
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A bank of earth, rubble, etc. used to keep back water, to hold up a roadway, or as part of a fortification.
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The act or process of embanking.
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The act of embanking.
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Origin of embankment

  • embank +‎ -ment

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