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Noun Concept
Categories: Building engineering, Fills (earthworks), Slope landforms, Rail infrastructure, Road infrastructure
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embankment
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A long artificial mound of stone or earth; built to hold back water or to support a road or as protection WordNet 3.0
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A long artificial mound of stone or earth; built to hold back water or to support a road or as protection WordNet 3.0 & Open English WordNet
A road, railway line, or canal is normally raised onto an embankment made of compacted soil to avoid a change in level required by the terrain, the alternatives being either to have an unacceptable change in level or detour to follow a contour. Wikipedia
A raised bank to carry a road, railway, or canal across a low-lying or wet area Wikipedia Disambiguation
Wall or bank to carry a road or rail over low ground or water's edge Wikidata
A long mound of earth, stone, or similar material, usually built for purposes such as to hold back or store water, for protection from weather or enemies, or to support a road or railway. Wiktionary
Artificial mound of earth and stone. Wiktionary (translation)
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