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borrow pit

noun, Civil Engineering
1.
a pit from which construction material, as sand or gravel, is taken for use as fill at another location.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95
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borrow pit

noun
1.
(civil engineering) an excavation dug to provide fill to make up ground elsewhere
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