[ US /ɛmˈbæŋkmənt/ ]
[ UK /ɛmbˈæŋkmənt/ ]
  1. a long artificial mound of stone or earth; built to hold back water or to support a road or as protection
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How To Use embankment In A Sentence

  • A typical railway line is mainly characterized by two main types of scenario: viaduct and embankment.
  • It said the flood walls and embankments being proposed would vary in height between one and 1.8 metres and protect most of the village, including the A166, against a one in 100-year flooding event.
  • Bernice lay contentedly at the edge of a sand embankment white as driven snow, her chin cupped in her hands, watching half a dozen or more mullets drift and swing in the limpid clear water below. The Mystery at Number Six
  • As there was no abatement of the blows of the boat against the embankment, no reply nor explanation, a shot from the gun of one of the levee-watch came skipping lightsomely over the water as The Crucial Moment 1911
  • We have planted over 800 native trees along the embankment, creating a wonderful habitat for warblers such as whitethroat, garden warbler and blackcap, as well as linnets, once a common bird that seems to be disappearing.
  • Arriving at the pickup point early, she honked the horn and kept on honking until Peter finally appeared and descended from a high embankment on a slideway of fractured sandstone. From This Beloved Hour
  • Some of the mining operations show this, and the Fens have Roman canals, embankments, and elaborate water systems.
  • In Malton and Norton, defences will be a mix of reinforced concrete retaining walls, earth embankments and steel sheet piling to run parallel with the river.
  • Malton, Norton and Old Malton - some of the towns worst hit by flooding - will receive £6.3m for a programme involving building embankments and walls along the River Derwent.
  • Many engineering construction utilize embankment, for, abutment , retaining wall , foundation pad , base backfill and so on.
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