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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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