What does the word embankment mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • A protecting or supporting bank.

Usage examples for embankment

  1. Beyond this dam no vessels can proceed, however high the tide, and the sea would be vainly turned into the fields as long as such an embankment remained in the way, which would prevent the Zealand vessels from descending into the plain before Antwerp. – The Revolt of The Netherlands, Complete by Frederich Schiller
  2. Fancy a theatre called " The Embankment"! – The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope
  3. For a moment he stood on the slight embankment, his ears thrown defiantly back. – Frank of Freedom Hill by Samuel A. Derieux