earthwork


earth·work

noun \ˈərth-ˌwərk\

: a raised bank or wall made of soil

Full Definition of EARTHWORK

1
:  an embankment or other construction made of earth; especially :  one used as a field fortification
2
:  the operations connected with excavations and embankments of earth
3
:  a work of art consisting of a portion of land modified by an artist

First Known Use of EARTHWORK

1633

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