from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In building, a setback in the face of a wall, or in a bank of earth; a footing or ledge formed by the setting back of a wall.
- noun In mining, a small projecting ledge left in a shaft as a temporary support for a ladder, or for some similar purpose.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Arch. & Engin.) An offset where a wall or bank of earth, etc., retreats, leaving a shelf or footing.
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- noun architecture, engineering An
offsetwhere a wallor bankof earth, etc., retreats, leaving a shelfor footing.
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