What is another word for subgrade?

Pronunciation: [sˈʌbɡɹe͡ɪd] (IPA)

Subgrade is a term that refers to the natural or prepared surface that serves as the foundation for a road, railroad, or similar construction. Synonyms for the word include base, foundation, pavement, bed, and base course. The subgrade is a critical component of any construction project as it provides support for the superstructure. It is typically made of compacted materials such as gravel, sand, or asphalt, and must be strong enough to withstand the weight of the traffic or load it will bear. Regardless of the term used, the subgrade is an essential feature of any infrastructure and must be carefully engineered to provide a stable foundation for the structure above it.

What are the hypernyms for Subgrade?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Usage examples for Subgrade

Wherever the subgrade soil is found unsuitable it should be removed and replaced with good material rolled to a bearing, i.
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