benching


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benching

[′bench·iŋ]
(civil engineering)
Concrete laid on the side slopes of drainage channels where the slopes are interrupted by manholes, and so forth.
Concrete laid on sloping sites as a safeguard against sliding.
Concrete laid along the sides of a pipeline to provide additional support.
(mining engineering)
A method of working small quarries or opencast pits in steps or benches.

benching

1. Concrete laid on the side slopes of drainage channels where the slopes are interrupted by manholes, etc.
2. Concrete laid on sloping sites as a safeguard against sliding.
3. Concrete laid along the sides of a pipeline to provide additional support.