• An artificially placed continuous ridge or bank of earth, usually along a roadside. Also called a shoulder.
  • A ridge or bank of earth placed against a masonry wall.
  • A ledge or strip of earth placed so as to support pipes or beams.
  • Earthen dikes or embankments constructed to retain water on land that will be flood-irrigated.
  • Earthen or paved dike-like embankments for diverting runoff water.
  • A raised wall enclosing a liquid waste storage or spill area.
  • An asphaltic concrete or concrete curb.


  • noun an artificial bank of earth or sand used as a barrier or fortification