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embankmentnoun [C]

uk   /ɪmˈbæŋk.mənt/  us   /ɪmˈbæŋk.mənt/
an ​artificialslope made of ​earth and/or ​stones: a ​river/​road/​railway embankment
(Definition of embankment from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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embankmentnoun [C]

 us   /ɪmˈbæŋk·mənt/
an ​artificialslope made of ​earth or ​stones: a ​river embankment
(Definition of embankment from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “embankment”
in Spanish dique…
in Vietnamese đê…
in Malaysian tambak…
in Thai การสร้างเขื่อน…
in French digue, talus…
in German der Damm…
in Chinese (Simplified) 堤,堤岸,堤围, (路)堤…
in Turkish toprak dolgu, set…
in Russian насыпь, дамба, набережная…
in Indonesian tanggul…
in Chinese (Traditional) 堤,堤岸,堤圍, (路)堤…
in Polish nasyp, wał, nabrzeże…
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