Synonyms and related words:
abatis, advanced work, arch dam, backstop, balistraria, bamboo curtain, bank, banquette, bar, barbed-wire entanglement, barbican, barrage, barricade, barrier, bartizan, bastion, battlement, bear-trap dam, beaver dam, boom, breakwater, breastwork, brick wall, buffer, bulkhead, bulwark, casemate, cheval-de-frise, circumvallation, cofferdam, contravallation, counterscarp, curtain, dam, defense, demibastion, dike, ditch, drawbridge, embankment, enclosure, entanglement, escarp, escarpment, fence, fieldwork, fortalice, fortification, gate, glacis, gravity dam, groin, hydraulic-fill dam, iron curtain, jam, jetty, leaping weir, levee, logjam, loophole, lunette, machicolation, mantelet, merlon, milldam, moat, mole, mound, outwork, palisade, parados, parapet, portcullis, postern gate, rampart, ravelin, redan, redoubt, roadblock, rock-fill dam, sally port, scarp, sconce, seawall, shutter dam, stockade, stone wall, tenaille, vallation, vallum, wall, weir, wicket dam, work

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  • Earthwork — Earth work , n. 1. (Mil.) Any construction, whether a temporary breastwork or permanent fortification, for attack or defense, the material of which is chiefly earth. [1913 Webster] 2. (Engin.) (a) The operation connected with excavations and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • earthwork — (n.) 1630s, from EARTH (Cf. earth) + WORK (Cf. work) (n.). In this sense O.E. had eorðbyrig; O.E. eorðweorc meant work on the land …   Etymology dictionary

  • earthwork — ► NOUN ▪ a large artificial bank of soil, especially one made as a defence in ancient times …   English terms dictionary

  • earthwork — [ʉrth′wʉrk΄] n. 1. an embankment made by piling up earth, esp. as a fortification 2. Engineering the work of excavating or building embankments 3. a work of art, usually massive in scale, incorporating a natural feature of an area, as a groove… …   English World dictionary

  • earthwork — UK [ˈɜː(r)θˌwɜː(r)k] / US [ˈɜrθˌwɜrk] noun [countable] Word forms earthwork : singular earthwork plural earthworks a wall made from a pile of earth, built in the past to defend a place against attack …   English dictionary

  • Earthwork — Image satellite de Roden Crater en Arizona, où James Turrell transforme le cratère d un volcan en observatoire astronomique. Un Earthwork, littéralement terrassement, est un terme anglais utilisé pour désigner une œuvre d art créée dans la nature …   Wikipédia en Français

  • earthwork — noun Date: 1633 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… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • earthwork — /errth werrk /, n. 1. excavation and piling of earth in connection with an engineering operation. 2. Mil. a construction formed chiefly of earth for protection against enemy fire, used in both offensive and defensive operations. 3. an artistic… …   Universalium

  • earthwork — noun Any structure made from earth; especially an embankment or rampart used as a fortification …   Wiktionary

  • earthwork — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. rampart (see defense). II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. embankment, dugout, fortification; see barrier , fortification 2 , trench …   English dictionary for students

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