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Protective Embankment

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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun protective embankment:


Definition of the noun protective embankment

What does protective embankment mean as a name of something?


  1. a steep artificial slope in front of a fortification
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonyms of protective embankment: escarp / escarpment / scarp
    • more generic words: fortification / munition = defensive structure consisting of walls or mounds built around a stronghold to strengthen it

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Protective Embankment

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Google previewThe New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture (2014)

Volume 8: Environment by Martin Melosi

Recognizing its threat, the founders of New Orleans ordered a protective embankment to be built. As early as 1727 Governor Étienne de Perier reported construction of an earthen wall a mile long and 18 feet ...

Google previewThe Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art and Architecture (2012)

by Colum Hourihane

Protective embankment or mound raised inside the curtain wall. Redoubt. Small work in a bastion or ravelin, or located ...

Google previewNelson's Perpetual Loose-leaf Encyclopaedia (1920)

An International Work of Reference by John Huston Finley, William Peterson

The snow-capped Andes, including the giant Mount Aconcagua, are in plain view from the Tajamar, a great protective embankment of heavy masonry on the banks of the Mapocho; and on the west can be seen the Coast Range. In the centre of the city ...

Google previewNelson's Encyclopaedia (1907)

Everybody's Book of Reference ...

Aconcagua, are in plain view from the Tajamar, a great protective embankment of heavy masonry on the banks of the Mapocho, and on the w. can be seen the Coast Range. Within the city, the rocky hill of Santa Lucia has been transformed into a public park. The Alameda or Avenida de las Delicias, which is the main, street, is a magnificent boulevard, over 300 ft. wide, with a central promenade and two driveways, and embellished with ...

Google previewLexikon — Landschafts- und Stadtplanung / Dictionary — Landscape and Urban Planning / Dictionnaire — Paysage et urbanisme / Diccionario — Paisaje y urbanismo (2013)

Mehrsprachiges Wörterbuch über Planung, Gestaltung und Schutz der Umwelt / Multilingual Dictionary of Environmental Planning, Design and Conservation / Dictionnaire multilingue de planification, d’aménagement et de protection de l’environnement / Léxico multilingüe de planificación, diseño y protección del medio ambiente by Klaus-Jürgen Evert

(Protective embankment designed to reduce the wearing effect of wave action, surf, ...

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