stopbank


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stopbank

(ˈstɒpˌbæŋk)
n
(Civil Engineering) NZ an embankment to prevent flooding
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The Stopbanks sauvignon blanc from New Zealand was excellent, though cost a hefty pounds 21.
Councils are building up engineered protection such as levees and stopbanks or putting money into 'beach nourishment' or dune planting.
To protect themselves, the smarter farmers took seats on catchment boards and made sure their land had, for example, plenty of stopbanks.