Definitions for "Terracing"
Keywords:  contour, slope, erosion, bench, steep
Planting crops on a long, steep slope that has been converted into a series of broad, nearly level terraces with short vertical drops from one to another that run along the contour of the land to retain water and reduce soil erosion.
( S.C.). Constructing a level or sloping platform of earth across a slope to detain or control surface run-off and check soil erosion. See Bench terraces.
making a long pile of earth with sloping sides and a flat top; usually done along rivers to control flood waters