embankment


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embankment

a man-made ridge of earth or stone that carries a road or railway or confines a waterway

Embankment

A sloped area of earth abutting a structure.

embankment

[em′baŋk·mənt]
(civil engineering)
A ridge constructed of earth, stone, or other material to carry a roadway or railroad at a level above that of the surrounding terrain.
A ridge of earth or stone to prevent water from passing beyond desirable limits. Also known as bank.

embankment

A bank of earth, gravel, or other material constructed above the natural ground surface; often used to carry a road, or as a dam to hold back water.
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Comfort of a embankment slope supporting the a10, meaning province-paris, right bank, between pr 01 + 800 and 01 + 400.
The embankment will protect land near the school grounds and nearby agricultural plots.
Today, the Directorate of Military Engineering in the Popular Crowd has completed the final stage of the drilling of the border embankment between Iraq and Syria in order to secure the border and repel the attacks of the criminal organization," the statement said.
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Embankment foundation failure caused by large repetitive stresses in the embankment is progressive shear failure and excessive plastic deformation [2].
The construction of roads with relatively high embankments on soft soil subgrade can certainly raise some problems related to the stability of the road embankment.
The embankment failed and the tailings and slurry engulfed both miners.
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This stroll along the Embankment side of the Thames is perfect for Londoners and tourists alike.
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