toe wall

toe wall

[′tō ‚wȯl]
(civil engineering)
A low wall constructed at the bottom of an embankment to prevent slippage or spreading of the soil.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

toe wall

At the bottom of an embankment, a low wall built to prevent the earth from slipping or spreading.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.