Also, berme. Fortification. a horizontal surface between the exterior slope of a rampart and the moat.
Also called bench. any level strip of ground at the summit or sides, or along the base, of a slope.
Also called backshore, beach berm. a nearly flat back portion of a beach, formed of material deposited by the action of the waves.
Chiefly Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. the bank of a canal or the shoulder of a road.
Chiefly Alaska. a mound of snow or dirt, as formed when clearing land.
a bank of earth placed against an exterior wall or walls of a house or other building as protection against extremes of temperature.
to cover or protect with a berm:
The side walls were bermed to a height of three feet.
a narrow path or ledge at the edge of a slope, road, or canal
(NZ) the grass verge of a suburban street, usually kept mown
(fortifications) a narrow path or ledge between a moat and a rampart
(military) a man-made ridge of sand, designed as an obstacle to tanks, which, in crossing it, have to expose their vulnerable underparts
a river in N Argentina, flowing SE to the Paraguay River. 1000 miles (1600 km) long. Historical Examples The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques, and Discoveries of the English Nation, Volume XIV (of 16) Richard Hakluyt The Argentine Republic Pierre Denis A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. 5 Robert Kerr The Argentine […]
a group of islands in the Atlantic, 580 miles (935 km) E of North Carolina: a British colony; resort. 19 sq. mi. (49 sq. km). Capital: Hamilton. Contemporary Examples The Tiger Woods Spoofs No One Will See The Daily Beast February 19, 2010 The Seven Sisters’ All-American Preppy Style Erin Cunningham April 6, 2014 How […]
- Bermuda bag
an oval-shaped handbag with wooden handles and changeable decorative cloth covers.
- Bermuda buttercup
a bulbous plant, Oxalis pescaprae, native to southern Africa, having nodding, yellow flowers.