embankment


embankment
[[t]ɪmbæ̱ŋkmənt[/t]]
embankments
N-COUNT: oft in names after n
An embankment is a thick wall of earth that is built to carry a road or railway over an area of low ground, or to prevent water from a river or the sea from flooding the area.

They climbed a steep embankment.

...a railway embankment.

...Victoria Embankment.


English dictionary. 2008.