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retaining wall Syllabification: re·tain·ing wall
Pronunciation: /rəˈtāniNG/ /rēˈtāniNG wôl/

Definition of retaining wall in English:


A wall that holds back earth or water.
Example sentences
  • 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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