Meaning of EMBANKMENT in English

EMBANKMENT

“mənt noun

( -s )

1. : the action or process of embanking

2. : a structure (as of earth or gravel) raised usually to prevent water from overflowing a level tract of country, to retain water in a reservoir or a stream in its bed, or to carry a roadway or railroad

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