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"
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RAWALPINDI -- The Water and Sanitation Agency (Wasa) will complete the construction of retaining wall along Leh Nullah near Pirwadhai Graveyard by April.
C25 / 25, C25 / 30 concrete castings for casting of wells, headband and retaining wall with trusses that make up the technical work of the northern slopes and load-retention of the northern retaining wall of the project "Fixing, maintenance, restoration and the elevation of the Aigai palace.
The basement slab acts as a restraint for the perimeter retaining wall and a medium to transfer the lateral earth pressure to the lateral stability elements such as the core walls.
gas station chain needed to add a traffic barrier and fencing system to the top of a new retaining wall.
This year, the engineering department will prioritize six construction projects along major water channels in different barangays, including spending P27 million for a retaining wall along Salapan River in Barangay Mariana.
Buildings Commissioner Rick Chandler last week launched the Department's annual No-Penalty Retaining Wall Inspection Program.
Highway 101 before a newly built retaining wall buckled, severely damaging the highway, an Oregon Department of Transportation spokesman said Monday.
WORCESTER -- It could cost the city as much as $1 million to repair a badly deteriorating concrete retaining wall along the Gates Lane side of Bennett Field, City Manager Edward M.
The closure of the inside lane is necessary as the parapet section of the retaining wall between the A470 and Cilfynydd Road above has deteriorated and is deemed structurally unsafe.
Civil defense and construction workers used heavy equipment to dig for workers buried under a collapsed retaining wall at a construction project in Makkah on Wednesday.
Published on Wednesday, 26 February 2014 10:02 PNN A retaining wall on Wednesday collapsed on houses at Bab al-Magharbeh (Mughrabi Gate) in Jerusalem due to Israeli excavations under the al-Aqsa Mosque.
He said the political administration of Mohmand Agency rehabilitated 2049 meters long link road in Bhai Dag village of Baizai Tehsil besides constructing 335 meters extensive retaining wall and a 15 meters long causeway to protect the road from future floods.