borrow pit


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borrow pit

n
(Civil Engineering) civil engineering an excavation dug to provide fill to make up ground elsewhere
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Noun1.borrow pit - a pit created to provide earth that can be used as fill at another site
cavity, pit - a sizeable hole (usually in the ground); "they dug a pit to bury the body"
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A key factor in determining whether a site is a borrow pit also includes whether the site is intermittent, or a continuous-use site.
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Since some of the litter appeared to be currency, he stopped to gather some, and soon retrieved thousands of dollars from the traffic lane and a nearby borrow pit.
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