Entry from British & World English dictionary
A pit resulting from the excavation of material for use in embankments.
- The Americans paved one-third of the arable land with a runway that remains the capital's dominant physical feature, excavating coral from 11 borrow pits across the island to use as construction material.
- ‘So between landings we dug borrow pits off the side of the runway to find that clay.’
- ‘At the borrow pit, the 50-foot light towers come in handy because there the configuration of the haul road changes pretty often,’ notes Raitt.
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