HyperDic: embankment

English > 1 sense of the word embankment:
NOUNartifactembankmenta long artificial mound of stone or earth
embankment > pronunciation
Soundsehmbae'ngkmahnt
Rhymesabandonment ... wonderment: 671 rhymes with ahnt...
English > embankment: 1 sense > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA long artificial mound of stone or earth; built to hold back water or to support a road or as protection.
Partsrevetment, revetement, stone facingA facing (usually masonry) that supports an embankment
NarrowerleveeAn embankment that is built in order to prevent a river from overflowing
rampart, bulwark, wallAn embankment built around a space for defensive purposes
Broadermound, hillstructure consisting of an artificial heap or bank usually of earth or stones
Spanishdique, ribazo, terraplén
Catalanterraplè
Verbsembankenclose with banks, as for support or protection

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