rammed earth


a mixture of sand, loam, clay, and other ingredients rammed hard within forms as a building material.

Nearby words

  1. ramify,
  2. ramillies,
  3. ramisection,
  4. ramitis,
  5. ramjet,
  6. rammel,
  7. rammelsbergite,
  8. rammer,
  9. rammish,
  10. rammle

Origin of rammed earth

First recorded in 1825–35

Also called pisé, pisé de terre, pisay.

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