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  • n. An offset where a wall or bank of earth, etc., retreats, leaving a shelf or footing.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An offset where a wall or bank of earth, etc., retreats, leaving a shelf or footing.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. 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.
  • n. In mining, a small projecting ledge left in a shaft as a temporary support for a ladder, or for some similar purpose.

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