Definition of embankment noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    embankment

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ɪmˈbæŋkmənt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪmˈbæŋkmənt//
     
    Features of roads, Railway tracks and stations
     
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  1. 1a wall of stone or earth made to keep water back or to carry a road or railway/railroad over low ground See related entries: Features of roads
  2. 2a slope made of earth or stone that rises up from either side of a road or railway/railroad The car rolled down a railway embankment and hit a tree. See related entries: Features of roads, Railway tracks and stations
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: embankment

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