A narrow shelf or path between the bottom of a parapet and the ditch.
A ledge at the bottom of a bank or cutting, to catch earth that may roll down the slope, or to strengthen the bank.
a mound of earth, often linear
An embankment on a track built up on the outside of a turn to create curve.
Beach: near horizontal plateau above high water, formed by deposition of beach material by wave action or by mechanical plant as part of a beach recharge scheme. Structure: near horizontal area, often separating the upper part of a seawall or revetment from the lower part.
(1) A strip of coal left in place temporarily for use in hauling or stripping. A layer of large rock or other relatively heavy stable material placed at the outside bottom of the spoil pile to help hold the pile in position (a toe wall). Also used higher in the spoils for the same purpose. (2) A small mound of earth on the outer edge of a mountain or secondary road.
A horizontal or landward-sloping terrace in the backshore zone of a beach that receives sediment during a storm.
A level area sepereating ditch from bank.
the part of a beach that slopes up from the water to form a nearly flat area. A berm is caused by waves depositing sediments during high or storm tides.
Material, usually soil, which has been built up or shaped into a mound.
Shelf at the base of a river or stream bank.
The nearly horizontal portion of a beach or backshore having an abrupt fall and formed by deposition of material by wave action, and marks the limit of ordinary high tides.
nearly horizontal portion of beach resulting from wave action at high tide.
(1) A bench, ledge, or other resting place part way up a hill or slope. (2) A mound used for drainage control, landscaping, or screening. (3) A mound used for landscaping and to screen unsightly views or noise.
A narrow, low mound (usually at the top of a slope) used to divert water. Typically, it is four to five inches wide and twelve to eighteen inches high. Boulder - A rock fragment, usually rounded by weathering or abrasion, with minimum dimensions of twelve inches or greater.
horizontal ledge cut between the face and top of an embankment to stabilize the slope by intercepting sliding earth
A narrow ledge or shelf, as along the top or bottom of a slope
A low, narrow layer or mound of sediment deposited on a backshore by storm waves.
an embankment on a trail.
An embankment used for restricting bullets to a given area or as a dividing wall between ranges. Also backstop, baffle.
a narrow ledge or shelf typically at the top or bottom of a slope
a ledge or shelf that breaks the continuity of a slope
a level space about a meter wide between the outside slope of a rampart and the scarp of the ditch in a fortification
a mound of earth, generally of triangular (or trapezoidal) cross-section, that parallels a roadway and serves as a noise barrier
a mound of earth with sloping sides that is located between areas of approximately the same elevation
a mound of gravel and dirt at the edge of an embankment that is piled high enough to prevent trucks from over-traveling and over-turning
a mound or wall of earth
an earthwork consisting of a linear mound
A mound of earth formed to control the flow of surface water.
a geomorphological feature usually located at mid-beach and characterized by a sharp break in slope, separating the flatter backshore from the seaward-sloping foreshore.
A ledge, wall or mound of soil used to prevent the migration of contaminants.
The berm of the dam is a horizontal step in a sloping profile. The berm is usually constructed with a slight slope for drainage purposes. The berm is often referred to as a seepage or stability berm.
An earthen mound that is higher than the surrounding ground.
A ledge formed at the top or bottom of an earth slope or at some intermediate level.
Banked mound used for turn
Elongated earthen mounds typically constructed along water features and site borders and planted with mulch, ground cover, and plant material.
A broad area of low relief in the upper part of a beach.
An elongated pile of dirt used for cover.
A terrace formed by wave action along the backshore of a beach.
An earthen mound used to direct the flow of runoff around or through a best management practice (BMP) (Schueler, 1987).
The slope or shoulder of a levee.
Flat space between the base of the curtain wall and the inner edge of the moat; level area separating ditch from bank.
A mound of dirt that makes a high banked turn. You can use this to make a quick turn around a corner. Cimb high on the corner and let the angle of the berm slingshot you around the turn.
The flat area between a rampart or wall and its associated ditch.
An artificial ridge of earth, generally side-slopes of a roadbed.
( talus) an embankment or ridge of earth, usually created to serve as a protective barrier.
a low earth ledge constructed at the side of a road to divert the direction of flowing water.
Built-up lip of concrete used to prevent runoff water from flooding a driveway or garage. Also applied to mound of dirt used to provide protection or containment along a roadway.
in military defences, the level space between two features (e.g. ditch and rampart)
small embankment along the edge of a trail, often occurring in turns.
On a beach: a nearly horizontal plateau on the beach face or backshore, formed by the deposition of beach material
the shoulder of the canal opposite the tow path, generally an elevated slope
On an outdoor shooting range, a large pile of dirt that functions as a backstop.
The raised outside edge of a trail.
A narrow shelf or flat area that breaks the contiguity of a slope.
A narrow space between the parapet and the ditch, intended to prevent the earth from rolling into the ditch.
A narrow embankment along a slope often used as dike or dam.
A pile or mound of material capable of restraining a vehicle.
(1) A bench or terrace between two slopes. (2) A nearly horizontal part of the beach or backshore formed at the high water line by waves depositing material. Some beaches have no berms, other have one or several.
A horizontal shelf or ledge built into the embankment or sloping wall of an open pit or quarry to break the continuity of an otherwise long slope and to strengthen its stability or to catch and arrest slide material. A berm may be used as a haulage road or serve as a bench above which material is excavated from a bank or bench face.
Area at the back wall of the trench. The berm was a ledge before the parados often used to keep grenades from rolling into the trench. (see trench diagram B)
A horizontal ledge at the top of an earth bank.
A level area separating ditch from bank.
The high, flat area of the beach just above the high-tide line. The plovers can usually be found resting or feeding here. The edge of the berm is marked on Sands Beach by the row of signs asking people to stay out of the roost area.
Low hill of sand that forms along coastal beaches.
narrow dirt ledge that supports beams.
On a structure, a nearly horizontal area, often built to support or key-in an armor layer. A linear mound or series of mounds of sand and/or gravel.
or Berme (Fr.) - narrow ledge or shelf left at grade to separate the scarp of the ditch and the exterior slope of the parapet. When constructing high-relief defenses, workers stood on the berm to relay earth from the ditch up onto the parapet. The berm was sometimes left to retard slumping of the parapet, but many engineers felt that it assisted attackers in scaling the parapet and had it pared down after construction. Soil eroding from the parapet will typically blur a berm's outline.