noun Civil Engineering.
a pit from which construction material, as sand or gravel, is taken for use as fill at another location.
What Is The Difference Between Loan, Lend, Loaned, And Lent?The words loan and loaned are the present and past tenses of to loan. Lend and lent are the present and past tenses of to lend.
What Percentage Of English Words Are Derived From Latin?About 80 percent of the entries in any English dictionary are borrowed, mainly from Latin. Over 60 percent of all English words have Greek or Latin roots. In the vocabulary of the sciences and technology, the figure rises to over 90 percent. About 10 percent of the Latin vocabulary has found its way directly into English without an intermediary (usually French). For a time the …
Origin of borrow pit
First recorded in 1890–95
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British Dictionary definitions for borrow pit
civil engineering an excavation dug to provide fill to make up ground elsewhere
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