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berm

 (bûrm)
n.
1.
a. A narrow ledge or shelf, as along the top or bottom of a slope.
b. Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, & West Virginia The shoulder of a road.
c. A raised bank or path, especially the bank of a canal opposite the towpath.
2. A nearly horizontal or landward-sloping portion of a beach, formed by the deposition of sediment by storm waves.
3. A mound or bank of earth, used especially as a barrier or to provide insulation.
4. The flat space between the edge of a ditch and the base of a fortification.
tr.v. bermed, berm·ing, berms
To provide with a berm or berms.

[French berme, from Dutch berm, from Middle Dutch bærm, berme.]

berm

(bɜːm) or

berme

n
1. a narrow path or ledge at the edge of a slope, road, or canal
2. NZ the grass verge of a suburban street, usually kept mown
3. (Fortifications) fortifications a narrow path or ledge between a moat and a rampart
4. (Military) military a man-made ridge of sand, designed as an obstacle to tanks, which, in crossing it, have to expose their vulnerable underparts
[C18: from French berme, from Dutch berm, probably from Old Norse barmr brim]

berm

(bɜrm)

n.
1. a level strip of ground at the summit or sides, or along the base, of a slope.
2. a nearly flat back portion of a beach formed of material deposited by the waves.
3. the shoulder of a road.
4. a mound of snow or dirt.
[1720–30; < French berme < Dutch berm]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.berm - a narrow ledge or shelf typically at the top or bottom of a slope
ledge, shelf - a projecting ridge on a mountain or submerged under water
2.berm - a narrow edge of land (usually unpaved) along the side of a roadberm - a narrow edge of land (usually unpaved) along the side of a road; "the car pulled off onto the shoulder"
edge - the outside limit of an object or area or surface; a place farthest away from the center of something; "the edge of the leaf is wavy"; "she sat on the edge of the bed"; "the water's edge"
hard shoulder - a paved strip beside a motorway (for stopping in emergencies)
road, route - an open way (generally public) for travel or transportation
Translations

berm

[bɜːm] N (US) → arcén m

berm

[ˈbɜːrm] n (US) (MILITARY) (= sand wall) → berme f
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Stapleton said in a letter to the state that he fears a public health threat exists now because of the alleged exposure of the waste in the berm. That earthen wall was created from dirt excavated to build the pond in the first place.
The present study aims 1) to present field data obtained through intensive and continuous measurements of both waves and swash-zone morphology by deploying many ultrasonic wave gages along the Hasaki observation pier and 2) to elucidate erosional processes occurring in the swash zone, focusing on the erosion of a berm under the action of storm waves based on the data.
The source told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / that the security forces opened fire on a group of IS elements who tried to cross the berm, which led to their killing on the spot.
Initially, she came across excuses like " Not cementing the berm area leads to dirt", or " It leads to waterlogging", or " How will we smoothly drive in our car?" Then she had numerous scuffles with her neighbours over the issue, even verbal abuse and physical harassment.
Nestled into the side of a hill, the berm house, as it's known, struck a chord with them.
Workers piled sandbags along the streets and erected a sand berm to hold back the storm surge before the next high tide.