barrow pit

noun
bar·​row pit | \ ˈbarō-, ˈbä- also ˈbe- \

Definition of barrow pit

chiefly West
: borrow pit especially : a ditch dug along a roadway to furnish fill and provide drainage

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“Barrow pit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/barrow%20pit. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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