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English Dictionary: Berm by the DICT Development Group
2 results for Berm
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
berm
n
  1. a narrow ledge or shelf typically at the top or bottom of a slope
  2. a narrow edge of land (usually unpaved) along the side of a road; "the car pulled off onto the shoulder"
    Synonym(s): shoulder, berm
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Berm \Berm\ Berme \Berme\, n. [F. berme, of German origin; cf.
      G. brame, br[84]me, border, akin to E. brim.]
      1. (Fort.) A narrow shelf or path between the bottom of a
            parapet and the ditch.
  
      2. (Engineering) A ledge at the bottom of a bank or cutting,
            to catch earth that may roll down the slope, or to
            strengthen the bank.
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