Borrow–pit



a pit from which construction material, as sand or gravel, is taken for use as fill at another location.
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(civil engineering) an excavation dug to provide fill to make up ground elsewhere
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  • Borrowable

    to take or obtain with the promise to return the same or an equivalent: Our neighbor borrowed my lawn mower. to use, appropriate, or introduce from another source or from a foreign source: to borrow an idea from the opposition; to borrow a word from French. Arithmetic. (in subtraction) to take from one denomination and […]

  • Borrowed-time

    an uncertain, usually limited period of time extending beyond or postponing the occurrence of something inevitable.



  • Borrower

    to take or obtain with the promise to return the same or an equivalent: Our neighbor borrowed my lawn mower. to use, appropriate, or introduce from another source or from a foreign source: to borrow an idea from the opposition; to borrow a word from French. Arithmetic. (in subtraction) to take from one denomination and […]

  • Borrower-s-card

    library card. a card issued by a library to individuals or organizations entitling them or their representatives to borrow materials.



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