\ ˈbərm How to pronounce berm (audio) \

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 deer … feeding on the berm of the highway— Norman Erickson

Examples of berm in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Police responded to a complaint about construction noise at 6:34 a.m. June 28 east of SOM Center Road, where the caller reported that a crew had been working on the berm, possibly damaging it, for more than half an hour. Thomas Jewell, cleveland, 9 July 2022 At the plate: 1B Christian Walker drove a 1-2 pitch from Cubs starter Zach Davies well up the berm beyond left field for his fifth home run of the spring. Jose M. Romero, The Arizona Republic, 30 Mar. 2021 The new amendment repeals the requirement for the berm. Carrie Napoleon,, 9 Feb. 2022 Another alarm went off last week after explosive vapors were detected outside the boundary of an earthen berm surrounding the tanks, Beauvais said. Elizabeth Harball, Anchorage Daily News, 29 Mar. 2022 Wisdom tattooed the ball for a three-run homer that landed over the left-field berm onto the concourse, just missing the second deck at Sloan Park. Meghan Montemurro,, 28 Mar. 2022 The Confederates, who had been entrenched behind an earthen berm that still stands today, fought off the first assault but withdrew afterward, opening a path to the city. Washington Post, 1 Nov. 2021 Bring a blanket and lounge on the grass berm overlooking the outfield. Georgann Yara, The Arizona Republic, 17 Mar. 2022 But on the earth berm around the parking lot at Rose Avenue, and on the beach beyond, several tents were pitched. Los Angeles Times, 3 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of berm

1693, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for berm

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

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“Berm.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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