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Embankment vs. Riverbank — What's the Difference?

Embankment vs. Riverbank — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Embankment and Riverbank

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Embankment

The act of embanking.

Riverbank

The bank of a river.

Embankment

An artificial slope of earth or stone, as at the edge of a road or a body of water.

Riverbank

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

Embankment

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.
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Riverbank

The bank of a river

Embankment

The act of surrounding or defending with a bank.

Embankment

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.

Embankment

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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