verb (used with object)
Origin of berm
Related Words for bermrim, ridge, berm, sill, perimeter, end, boundary, point, fringe, tip, mouth, side, shore, lip, peak, verge, threshold, corner, line, margin
Examples from the Web for berm
Contemporary Examples of 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.Who Is Behind Gaza's Mass Execution?
August 1, 2014
Historical Examples of berm
In fortification, a word sometimes used for berm (which see).The Sailor's Word-Book
William Henry Smyth
With the help of the ladder they ascended the berm and measured the height of the wall.Forty-one years in India
Frederick Sleigh Roberts
BERM (probably a variant of “brim”), a narrow ledge of ground, generally the level banks of a river.
In parts of Egypt the whole area reached by the Nile is included in the berm.
The minimum breadth of the berm was laid down as three feet.The History of the 51st (Highland) Division 1914-1918
Frederick William Bewsher
Word Origin 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.