Definition of embankment noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    embankment

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    noun
    NAmE//ɪmˈbæŋkmənt//
     
     
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  1. 1 a wall of stone or earth made to keep water back or to carry a road or railroad over low ground
  2. 2a slope made of earth or stone that rises up from either side of a road or railroad
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