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embankments

Definition/Scope: An artificial slope which can be made out of earth, stones or bricks, or a combination of these, the purpose of which could be: (1) to prevent flooding by a river, or (2) to carry a road or railway over an area of low ground.



Broader Terms:

earthwork
structure

Narrower Terms:

earth dams
levees
sea walls


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