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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A mound or wall of earth, stone, or bricks used to keep back water or hold up a roadway.

Usage examples (37)
  • The newly constructed embankment was credited for saving the town against extreme water damage during the latest flood.
  • + '' the embankment is straight, deep as well as wide ''
  • Looking out from openings in the embankment were the grim mouths of many deadly cannon.
  • Complicating the issue of shoring up the embankment is the river's federal designation as a wild and scenic river. for more
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