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Embankment vs. Riverbank

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Embankmentnoun

a long mound of earth, stone, or similar material, usually built for purposes such as to hold back or store water, for protection from weather or enemies, or to support a road or railway.

Riverbanknoun

A sloped side of a river acting as a barrier between the water and level ground to either side.

Embankmentnoun

The act of surrounding or defending with a bank.

Riverbanknoun

the bank of a river

Embankmentnoun

A structure of earth, gravel, etc., raised to prevent water from overflowing a level tract of country, to retain water in a reservoir, or to carry a roadway, etc.

Embankmentnoun

a long artificial mound of stone or earth; built to hold back water or to support a road or as protection

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