earth dike

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dike, dyke

1. A dry stone wall.
2. A long low dam.
3. A bank of earth from an excavation.
4. An earth embankment which acts as a coffer-dam for keeping water out of an excavation.
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The flood protection system for Chicopee consists of about 22,200 linear feet of earth dike, 6,100 linear feet of concrete flood wall, six pumping stations, and appurtenant drainage features to supplement the city system of disposal of interior drainage.
Civil works for the reclamation of land: which includes the preparation of 775 Ha, construction of 2 pumping stations and 2 irrigation and drainage networks, construction of feeder roads, and earth dikes for flood protection.
It was to consist of earth dikes reinforced with interlocking steel plates.