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flood wall

noun
1.
Civil Engineering. a wall built along a shore or bank to prevent floods by giving a raised, uniform freeboard and by allowing unimpeded flow to water in a channel.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55
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  • Stabilization of the bank is crucial to the integrity of the flood wall, as well as the integrity of the earthen levee.
  • Their only concerns were for a flood wall for the rainy season.
  • Also, because of the flood wall, you couldn't watch the river's lazy show.
  • They sank into the mud only to reappear a century and a half later at the foot of the present flood wall.
  • In addition to the color and texture, vegetation may also be used if feasible to cover the flood wall.

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