Meaning of berm

berm

Pronunciation: (bûrm), [key]
— n.
  1. a horizontal surface between the exterior slope of a rampart and the moat.
  2. Also calledany level strip of ground at the summit or sides, or along the base, of a slope.
  3. Also calleda nearly flat back portion of a beach, formed of material deposited by the action of the waves.
  4. the bank of a canal or the shoulder of a road.
  5. a mound of snow or dirt, as formed when clearing land.
  6. a bank of earth placed against an exterior wall or walls of a house or other building as protection against extremes of temperature.
—v.t.
  1. to cover or protect with a berm: The side walls were bermed to a height of three feet.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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