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embankmentnoun [C]

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