berm


berm

noun \ˈbərm\

: a small hill or wall of dirt or sand

Full Definition of BERM

1
:  a narrow shelf, path, or ledge typically at the top or bottom of a slope; also :  a mound or wall of earth or sand <a landscaped berm>
2
:  the shoulder of a road

Origin of BERM

French berme, from Dutch berm strip of ground along a dike; akin to Middle English brimme brim
First Known Use: 1704

Other Geology Terms

anthracite, boulder, cwm, erratic, igneous, intrusive, mesa, sedimentary, silt, swale

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