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noun
a wall for holding in place a mass of earth or the like, as at the edge of a terrace or excavation.
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Also called breast wall.

Origin of retaining wall

First recorded in 1830–40
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retaining wall

noun
a wall constructed to hold back earth, loose rock, etcAlso called: revetment
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