Definition of retaining wall in English:

retaining wall

Line breaks: re¦tain|ing wall

noun

  • A wall that holds back earth or water.
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    • Tom and his engineer, Jay Taylor, came up with a design that uses a series of giant trusses anchored into massive concrete retaining walls and the sea wall itself.
    • On the north side, a retaining wall wraps protectively around the chapel, diverting water that undermined the foundations of the original church.
    • The room's eastern wall is a single-faced retaining wall supporting dense stone fill behind it on the east.

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