Embankment



[em-bangk-muh nt] /ɛmˈbæŋk mənt/

noun
1.
a bank, mound, dike, or the like, raised to hold back water, carry a roadway, etc.
2.
the action of .
/ɪmˈbæŋkmənt/
noun
1.
a man-made ridge of earth or stone that carries a road or railway or confines a waterway See also levee1
n.

1786, from embank “to enclose with a bank” (1570s; see bank (n.2)) + -ment.

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