a facing (as of stone or concrete) to sustain an embankment. 2. : embankment; especially : a barricade to provide shelter (as against bomb fragments or strafing) .
(Especially in fortification) a retaining wall or facing of masonry or....
a facing of stone, cement, sandbags, etc., as to protect a wall or a bank of earth; retaining wall; an embankment or wall as of sandbags or earth, constructed to ...
a facing of masonry or the like, especially for protecting an embankment. 2. an ornamental facing, as on a common masonry wall, of marble, face brick, tiles, etc.
A facing, as of masonry, used to support an embankment. 2. A barricade against explosives. American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth ...
Dec 14, 2007