earthwork definition

  • noun:
    • An earthen embankment, specially one used as a fortification. See Synonyms at bulwark.
    • Engineering Excavation and embankment of earth.
    • a-work of art created by modifying a place of land or an all-natural geographical feature, specifically on a large scale.
    • Any construction made of planet; specially an embankment or rampart utilized as a fortification
    • Any construction, whether a short-term breastwork or permanent fortification, for attack or security, the material which is mainly earth.
    • The operation associated with excavations and embankments of earth in organizing foundations of buildings, in building canals, railroads, etc.
    • An embankment or construction made of planet.
    • In engineering, any operation where earth is removed or thrown up, such as cuttings, embankments, etc.
    • In fortification, any offensive or protective building formed chiefly of earth: frequently in plural.
    • Any similar construction, because the ancient mounds of planet present in parts of the usa, of not known usage and origin. They vary widely in form, but are always well defined in program, and sometimes inclose huge places.
    • an earthen rampart

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