retaining wall

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re·tain·ing wall

(rĭ-tā′nĭng)
n.
A wall built to hold back a mass of earth or water.

retaining wall

n
(Building) a wall constructed to hold back earth, loose rock, etc. Also called: revetment
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Noun1.retaining wall - a wall that is built to resist lateral pressure (especially a wall built to prevent the advance of a mass of earth)retaining wall - a wall that is built to resist lateral pressure (especially a wall built to prevent the advance of a mass of earth)
wall - a masonry fence (as around an estate or garden); "the wall followed the road"; "he ducked behind the garden wall and waited"