retaining wall

noun

Definition of retaining wall

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

Word by Word Definitions

retain play retaining
  1. : to keep in possession or use

  2. : to keep in one's pay or service

  3. : to keep in mind or memory : remember

wall play
  1. : a high thick masonry structure forming a long rampart or an enclosure chiefly for defense

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

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

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

  2. : to separate by or as if by a wall

  3. : immure

  1. : to roll in a dramatic manner

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


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