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earthwork Syllabification: earth·work
Pronunciation: /ˈərTHˌwərk/

Definition of earthwork in English:


A large artificial bank of soil, especially one made as a defense.
Example sentences
  • The earthworks of the Neolithic henge comprise a 2 m. high bank with a 2 m. deep ditch.
  • By his time only some of the earthworks, and the outer defence that was part of the city wall, survived.
  • It is not known whether there were similar earthworks around the southern settlements; archaeology has failed to find clear evidence of such.
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