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retaining wall

noun as in holding wall

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I was on a night run once in the neighborhood where I grew up, and showed off for some porch-sitters by leaping onto and off of a retaining wall, tramping through what I thought were rhododendrons before going back to the pavement.

Marvin hops over the edge of his retaining wall, which he built.

Excavations have shown that Eridu was protected by a retaining wall of sandstone, of which material many of its houses were made.

As the last good-night was spoken Helen sought mechanically the low retaining wall against which she had so often rested.

He stumbled rather than walked to the retaining wall, and rested against it for support.

A couch had been placed near the retaining wall, so that he could rest upon it whenever he felt fatigued.

The altar of Zeus consists of a great mound of ashes with a retaining wall.


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On this page you'll find 7 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to retaining wall, such as: abutment, breast wall, bulkhead, bulwark, embankment, and piling.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.