Definitions for earthworkˈɜrθˌwɜrk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. excavation and piling of earth in an engineering operation.

    Category: Civil Engineering

  2. a military construction formed chiefly of earth for protection against enemy fire.

    Category: Military, Fortification

  3. an artistic work that consists of a large-scale modification of an area of land by an artist.

    Category: Fine Arts

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. earthwork(noun)

    an earthen rampart


  1. earthwork(Noun)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Earthwork(noun)

    any construction, whether a temporary breastwork or permanent fortification, for attack or defense, the material of which is chiefly earth

  2. Earthwork(noun)

    the operation connected with excavations and embankments of earth in preparing foundations of buildings, in constructing canals, railroads, etc

  3. Earthwork(noun)

    an embankment or construction made of earth


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