Embankment

Embankment

[em-bangk-muhnt]

Embankment may refer to:

  • A levee or dike (construction), an artificial bank raised above the immediately-surrounding land to redirect or prevent flooding by a river, lake or sea
  • Embankment (transportation), in transportation, a raised bank to carry a road, railway, or canal across a low-lying or wet area
  • Embankment dam, a dam made of mounded earth and rock
  • Land reclamation along the banks of a river, usually marked by roads and walkways running along it, parallel to the river, as in:
  • "Embankment", a work by artist Rachel Whiteread

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