Definition of Earthwork

1. Noun. An earthen rampart.

Generic synonyms: Bulwark, Rampart, Wall
Specialized synonyms: Sconce



Definition of Earthwork

1. n. Any construction, whether a temporary breastwork or permanent fortification, for attack or defense, the material of which is chiefly earth.

Definition of Earthwork

1. Noun. Any structure made from earth; especially an embankment or rampart used as a fortification ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Earthwork

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Earthwork

earthshock
earthshocks
earthside
earthsman
earthsmen
earthspace
earthstar
earthstars
earthtongue
earthward
earthwards
earthware
earthwares
earthwax
earthwolf
earthwork (current term)
earthworks
earthworm
earthworms
earthy
earthy water
earware
earwax
earwaxes
earwear
earwig
earwigged
earwigging
earwiggy
earwigs

Literary usage of Earthwork

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1. The Principles and Practice of Surveying by Charles Blaney Breed, George Leonard Hosmer (1908)
"Whenever it is desired to ascertain the quantity of earthwork in an ... The three general cases where the quantity of earthwork is to be estimated by the ..."

2. A Manual of Civil Engineering by William John Macquorn Rankine, William J. Millar (1889)
"Such tables generally give either the mean sectional area of a, piece of earthwork of a given base and slope, and of given depths at the ..."

3. The Gentleman's Magazine (1832)
"I have been led to these observations by the discovery of an earthwork, ... Was it then intended for a miit*sy earthwork? As an exploratory camp, ..."

4. Report by Madras (India). Railway Committee (1850)
"The earthwork.—Tlie total length of the proposed railway to Tiie earthwork ... The total estimated cost of the earthwork is Rupees 138671. ..."

5. Useful Rules and Tables Relating to Mensuration, Engineering, Structures by William John Macquorn Rankine (1866)
"MENSURATION OP earthwork. s, the rate of slope of the earthwork ; that is, s horizontal to 1 vertical ; r, the rate of sidelong slope of the natural ground, ..."

6. Inspection of the Materials and Workmanship Employed in Construction: A by Austin Thomas Byrne (1898)
"Definitions of earthwork. The term "earthwork" is applied to all the operations ... PROSECUTION OF earthwork.—No general rule can be laid down for the exact ..."

7. A Manual of the Principles and Practice of Road-making: Comprising the by William Mitchell Gillespie (1872)
"The two main divisions of the operations necessary in the construction of a road, are its earthwork and its mechanical structures. 1. earthwork. ..."

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