borrow pit

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borrow pit

[′bä·rō ‚pit]
(civil engineering)
An excavation dug to provide material (borrow) for fill elsewhere.

borrow pit

A bank or pit from which earth is taken for use as fill elsewhere.
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However, that distance is not defined under the agreement, and Judge Feldman said the "the transportation of the bulk material, in and of itself, does not negate a borrow pit characterization .
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