material used for refilling an excavation.
verb (used with object)
to refill (an excavation).
- backflap hinge,
Origin of backfill
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These also were temporarily useless, because there had been no dredging in front of them, or backfilling in their rear.The Philippines Past and Present (Volume 2 of 2)|Dean Conant Worcester
(tr) to refill an excavated trench, esp (in archaeology) at the end of an investigation
the soil used to do this
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