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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The material was trucked off site to use around foundations or yards, and under the MSHA-OSHA agreement, the material should be used on land "relatively near the borrow pit."
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 ...
He noted that currently, out of the seven borrow pits under jurisdiction of the contractor, only five had been opened and operational.
In addition, he said it was envisaged that all the seven borrow pits would be required for use under the project.