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spoil bank

a bank of excavated refuse or waste earth, as of shale from surface coal mining.
Origin of spoil bank
1820-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The bulldozer operator had dismounted his equipment between the spoil bank and the equipment to examine his work area.
  • The mining methods employed by the operator shall be selected to insure highwall and spoil bank stability.
  • The mining methods employed by the operator are selected to ensure highwall, pit, and spoil bank stability.
  • Auger mining will be permitted only where highwall and spoil bank stability ensures safe working conditions.
  • Levees or spoil bank levees are designed to keep water out, but if water gets inside, it has no place to drain.
  • Combs trammed off of the spoil bank onto the pit floor and began pushing the spillage toward the spoil bank.
  • Motor graders, angle dozers, and modern backfill machines would be used to move dirt from the spoil bank to the ditch.

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