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retaining wall

noun
1.
a wall for holding in place a mass of earth or the like, as at the edge of a terrace or excavation.
Also called breast wall.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40
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retaining wall

noun
1.
a wall constructed to hold back earth, loose rock, etc Also called revetment
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