Translation of embankment in Spanish:

embankment

Pronunciation: /ɪmˈbæŋkmənt/

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 (for road, railroad) terraplén (masculine)
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    • Once the vehicle's momentum had carried it towards the embankment alongside the railway tracks there would have been no way it could have been halted in time.
    • This species tends to colonise waste ground and railway embankments.
    • The footpath is to allow disabled access from the bottom of Crofters Lea down the old railway embankment to Milner's Road.
    1.2 (as protection) muro (masculine) de contención
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    • There are 140,000 addresses in Hull relying on walls and embankments to prevent flooding every day of the year.
    • Flood walls and embankments protect large areas of lower Bootham, Clifton Green and Leeman Road, as well as North Street on the opposite bank of the river from the Guildhall.
    • It said the flood walls and embankments being proposed would vary in height between one and 1.8 metres and protect most of the village, including the A166, against a one in 100-year flooding event.

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