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borrow pit

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(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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In previous cases involving Alaska and New York State departments of transportation, it was determined that continuous extraction and stockpiling sand for spreading on roads and runways are not borrow pits and under MSHA jurisdiction (33 FMSHRC 1550 and 2 FMSHRC 1749).
Contract Awarded for The construction of a road, borrow pits, two bridges, foundation piling and pile load testing at Marine Corps Base
Borrow Pits are the small lakes that are created by developers when they excavate for aggregate used in foundations, roadbeds or other construction purposes.