English version

retaining wall

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishretaining wallreˈtaining ˌwall noun [countable]  a wall that is built to prevent land from slipping or moving
Examples from the Corpus
retaining wallWhat the tourists come to see is a raised dais of grass hemmed in by a retaining wall.The rock retaining wall built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the mid-1930s is to be restored.A sturdy retaining wall will hold everything in place and you can use soil taken from other areas to fill in gaps.After their previous experience of leaky ponds, John and Jenny were taking no chances with the strength of the retaining wall.So, it is essential that the retaining wall has adequate strength to avoid bowing and possible collapse in the future.
Pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
Click on the pictures to check.