Noun(1) a long artificial mound of stone or earth; built to hold back water or to support a road or as protection
(1) Firstly, it is evident that considerable improvements have been carried out along the railway embankment .(2) Police said a Land Rover that had careered down an embankment onto the railway line had set off the accident.(3) Once the vehicle's momentum had carried it towards the embankment alongside the railway tracks there would have been no way it could have been halted in time.(4) The footpath is to allow disabled access from the bottom of Crofters Lea down the old railway embankment to Milner's Road.(5) Chaos hit the M60 around Manchester today after a tanker careered off a slip road and down an embankment , killing the driver.(6) He told the council last Tuesday that speed restrictions have already been put on trains as they go over the embankment close the village railway station.(7) a railway embankment(8) Boggy bits slowed us for the first half mile, then we hit the pastures down by the river, connected with the embankment of the disused railway line and picked up speed.(9) Another man was killed this time last year when the truck he was driving veered off the road and down the railway embankment on to the tracks.(10) It slid off the road and down an embankment on to the East Coast main line.(11) An engineered embankment and access roads stretch its footprint to 1,100 acres.(12) The engineers of Spt Coy needed the pile driver to hammer four-metre sheet piles into the ground to stabilise embankments for road construction.(13) The agency has drawn together flood prevention options ranging from improving upland management techniques, and the blocking of moorland drainage channels, to the construction of embankments or walls as local flood defences.(14) The Environment Agency wants to spend Ôö¼├║4.5m raising floodwalls and embankments to keep flood waters in the River Ouse channel and to allow for predicted rises in sea levels.(15) The landscape is tremendous; flat, featureless fields, slight rolling hills, narrow roads with large embankments blocking the view.(16) The erosion in Ketahun district in North Bengkulu regency had already damaged parts of the highway, and road embankments built on five-meter-high cliffs had collapsed due to the continuous pounding of waves early this year.
(1) embankment :: wal
1. bank ::
2. mound ::
3. ridge ::
5. causeway ::
6. barrier ::
7. levee ::
8. dam ::
9. dike ::
Different Formsembankment, embankments
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