- 1Construct a wall or bank of earth or stone in order to contain the course or flow of (a river): the government planned to dredge and embank stretches of the delta’s main riverMore example sentences
- Trench's solution to the now-threatening nature of the Thames was to embank the river, allowing the water to cover the mudbanks and to scour away the semi-liquid ‘sluggish Filth’ from the sewers.
- The river is straight and embanked, and most areas are shallow enough for Little Egrets to forage.
- This is another small river, embanked for all of its length, with a depth of up to 5 feet.
- 1.1Construct a bank of earth or stone to carry (a road or railway) over low ground: (as adjective embanked) the embanked railway lineMore example sentences
- Beyond these stones was an embanked avenue leading across the landscape to the northeast.
More definitions of embankDefinition of embank in:
- The US English dictionary