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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.