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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The removal of topsoil before an excavation or embankment is begun.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act or art of taking off the top soil of land before an excavation or embankment is begun.

Etymologies

topsoil +‎ -ing (Wiktionary)

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