Embankment - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪmˈbæŋkmənt|  American pronunciation of the word embankment
Brit.  |ɪmˈbaŋkm(ə)nt|  British pronunciation of the word embankment

noun

- a long artificial mound of stone or earth; built to hold back water or to support a road or as protection

Examples

...the embankment is steep, so be careful walking along the ridge...

...her face had been gashed by the rocks as she tumbled down the embankment...

Word forms

noun
singular: embankment
plural: embankments
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