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embankment

em·bank·ment

embankment

 
pronunciation:
ihm baengk mnt
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part of speech: noun
definition: a mound or bank of earth or stone formed to support a roadway, serve as a protective barrier, or the like.
The car slid off the road and onto the embankment.The high water spilled over the embankments.
similar words:
bank, rampart
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