General English


  • Unexcavated soil, left in the middle of an excavation, which can be used for bracing against sheeting and forms during construction of the subgrade walls.


  • A round ball of sweet or savoury dough or pastry sometimes made with suet or dripping or other fat, cooked in soups and stews to accompany them, or, if sweet, steamed, boiled or baked as a pudding. Sometimes used to coat a piece of fruit as in apple dumpling.
  • In Asia a dumpling is often a savoury or sweet filling surrounded with a thin dough sheet similar to ravioli and steamed or boiled


  • noun a small ball of paste, often with a filling, which is boiled or steamed