retaining wall


Definition of retaining wall

  1. :  a wall that is built to keep the land behind it from sliding

Word by Word Definitions

retainplay retaining
  1. :  to keep in possession or use

    :  to keep in one's pay or service

    :  to employ by paying a retainer

  1. :  a masonry fence around a garden, park, or estate

    :  a structure that serves to hold back pressure (as of water or sliding earth)

    :  one of the sides of a room or building connecting floor and ceiling or foundation and roof

  1. :  to provide, cover with, or surround with or as if with a wall

    :  to separate by or as if by a wall

    :  immure

  1. :  to roll in a dramatic manner

    :  to roll (one's eyes) in a dramatic manner

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to cast off or become cast off

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