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earthwork

Definition/Scope: An embankment or other construction made of earth, especially, one used as a field fortification; (2) the operations connected with excavations and embankments of earth.



Used For:

earthworks (engineering)

Broader Terms:

civil engineering

Narrower Terms:

dams
embankments
retaining walls
shaft mining
soil mechanics
trenches
tunneling

Related Terms:

dikes
earth dams


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