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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 em·bank·ment /-mənt/
 隄防,築堤

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Em·bank·ment n.
 1. The act of surrounding or defending with a bank.
 2. A structure of earth, gravel, etc., raised to prevent water from overflowing a level tract of country, to retain water in a reservoir, or to carry a roadway, etc.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 embankment
      n : a long artificial mound of stone or earth; built to hold
          back water or to support a road or as protection