borrow pit

noun Civil Engineering.
  1. a pit from which construction material, as sand or gravel, is taken for use as fill at another location.

Origin of borrow pit

First recorded in 1890–95
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British Dictionary definitions for borrow pit

borrow pit

noun
  1. civil engineering an excavation dug to provide fill to make up ground elsewhere
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