verb (used with object)
Origin of berm
Examples from the Web for berm
As I reach the berm of sand, tile and stucco that marked a kind of front line, bodies are being piled on carts in the street.
In fortification, a word sometimes used for berm (which see).The Sailor's Word-Book|William Henry Smyth
The minimum breadth of the berm was laid down as three feet.The History of the 51st (Highland) Division 1914-1918|Frederick William Bewsher
BERM (probably a variant of “brim”), a narrow ledge of ground, generally the level banks of a river.
British Dictionary definitions for berm
Word Origin for berm
Word Origin and History for berm
"narrow ledge," 1729, from French berme (17c.), from Old Dutch baerm "edge of a dike," probably related to brim (q.v.). In U.S., 19c., also the name for the bank of a canal opposite the tow path.