earthwork

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noun earth·work \ ˈərth-ˌwərk \

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

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First Known Use of earthwork

1633


EARTHWORK Defined for English Language Learners

earthwork

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Definition of earthwork for English Language Learners

  • : a raised bank or wall made of soil


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