Definition of 'embankment'
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The nine carriages crashed off the track and down a steep embankment. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He raised his head and saw the steep embankment wall behind us. Times, Sunday Times (2014)There is at least one family of foxes in the railway embankment behind us. Times, Sunday Times (2007)He crawled down the railway embankment to get it working. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Follow the railway embankment where the vines grow and you will find it. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Police said that he was alone and not wearing a seatbelt when he hit a concrete embankment wall at high speed. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Here the path wobbles above, up on the old railway embankment. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The Thames rose and burst through the embankment walls without warning. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Passengers had to climb a steep 20ft embankment, leap a barrier and dart across two lanes of traffic. The Sun (2015)Some miles further on, the belt of fields narrowed beside the river and I could see beyond them to the railway embankment. The Crossing-Place (1993)The river slaps the embankment as you tiptoe between swaying tomato plants, through an impressive herb garden, past an infant hop plant and a potted olive tree. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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Translations for 'embankment'
British English: embankment /ɪmˈbæŋkmənt/ NOUN
An embankment is a thick wall built of earth, often supporting a railway line or road.
They climbed a steep embankment.
- American English: embankment
- Arabic: جِسْر
- Brazilian Portuguese: aterro
- Chinese: 堤
- Croatian: nasip
- Czech: násep
- Danish: skråning
- Dutch: dijk
- European Spanish: terraplén
- Finnish: penger
- French: remblai
- German: Damm
- Greek: ανάχωμα
- Italian: terrapieno
- Japanese: 堤防
- Korean: 둑
- Norwegian: voll
- Polish: nabrzeże
- European Portuguese: aterro
- Romanian: terasament
- Russian: насыпь
- Spanish: terraplén
- Swedish: vägbank
- Thai: เขื่อน
- Turkish: istinat duvarı
- Ukrainian: насип
- Vietnamese: đường đáp cao (cho xe lửa)
Definition of embankment from the Collins English Dictionary
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