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embankment

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

A sloped area of earth abutting a structure.
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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.
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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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Tameside's planning committee has given permission for the installation of a steel sheet retaining wall to stabilise an embankment in Denton.
After reading the letter and also noting the eyesore rubbish as well, I contacted Network Rail who are responsible for maintaining the railway tracks and embankments.
The consultant stated that the shortest distance point on the embankment to Seefar apartments is 42m.
Behind the streets was an old railway embankment, and the land the other side of that, was often subject to flooding.
PALO, Leyte - The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Eastern Visayas regional office reported that thetide embankment project in Tacloban City to Palo and Tanauan, Leyte is now 70 percent complete.
A similar project which is a mega embankment has been built in Bangladesh along the coast near Cox's Bazar to prevent cyclones.
A man was found to have fallen off his pedal bike at Chelsea Embankment, he was attended to by London Ambulance Service officers and taken to hopital.
In previous researches, to avert the aggravation of pile penetration during embankment filling, end-bearing piles such as CFG piles were not recommended to reinforce the soils with low shear strength.