berm

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noun \ˈbərm\

Definition of berm

  1. 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. 2 :  the shoulder of a road deer … feeding on the berm of the highway — Norman Erickson

Origin and Etymology of berm

French berme, from Dutch berm strip of ground along a dike; akin to Middle English brimme brim


First Known Use: 1693


BERM Defined for English Language Learners

berm

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noun \ˈbərm\

Definition of berm for English Language Learners

  • : a small hill or wall of dirt or sand



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