What is another word for embankment?

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[ ɛmbˈaŋkmənt], [ ɛmbˈaŋkmənt], [ ɛ_m_b_ˈa_ŋ_k_m_ə_n_t]

An embankment is a raised, narrow transport structure, built to hold or contain water, land or other materials. It can be described as a berm, dyke, levee, ridge, causeway, or a dike. A berm is usually a flat-topped embankment used for diversion or storage of water. A dyke is used for the same purpose as an embankment, but it is typically constructed out of soil and rocks. Levee is a term used to describe an embankment used to prevent flooding, usually built along a riverbank. A ridge is a long, narrow elevated section of an embankment that is built to support a roadway or railway. A causeway is a raised path built over wetlands or water bodies to connect areas that are separated.

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Usage examples for Embankment

The same may be said of the heavy stone-work which forms the embankment bordering the Neva and the canals; so that workmen must rebuild annually what the frost destroys.
"Due North or Glimpses of Scandinavia and Russia"
Maturin M. Ballou
He walked about and at last sat down on the embankment and watched the barges slide down the river.
Hugh Walpole
The little slap that the motion of the river gave to the stone embankment reminded him of the wooden jetty at Treliss-the place was strangely sweet-the roar of the Strand was far away and muffled.
Hugh Walpole

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