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Meaning of "borrow pit" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF BORROW PIT

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BORROW PIT

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Borrow pit is a noun.
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WHAT DOES BORROW PIT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

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Borrow pit

A borrow pit, also known as a sand box, is a term used in construction and civil engineering. It describes an area where material has been dug for use at another location. Borrow pits can be found close to many major construction projects. For example, soil might be excavated to fill an embankment for a highway, clay might be excavated for use in brick-making, gravel to be used for making concrete, etc. In some cases, the borrow pits may become filled with ground water, forming recreational areas or sustainable wildlife habitats. In other cases, borrow pits may be used for landfill and waste disposal.

Definition of borrow pit in the English dictionary

The definition of borrow pit in the dictionary is an excavation dug to provide fill to make up ground elsewhere.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BORROW PIT

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Bors
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WORDS THAT END LIKE BORROW PIT

barbecue pit
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clay pit
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Synonyms and antonyms of borrow pit in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «borrow pit» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BORROW PIT

Find out the translation of borrow pit to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of borrow pit from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «borrow pit» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

取土场
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

prestado a cielo
570 millions of speakers

English

borrow pit
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

गड्ढे उधार
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الاقتراض حفرة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

карьер
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

emprestado pit
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ক্রেডিট ধার
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

banc d´emprunt
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Meminjam pit
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Schottergrube
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ピットを借りる
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

구덩이 를 빌려
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Borrow pit
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

vay hố
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

குழிக்கு வாருங்கள்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

खोट काढणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Borçlanma
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

prendere in prestito pit
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

pożyczyć pit
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

кар´єр
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Balastiera
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

δανείζονται pit
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Leengroefnommers
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

låna grop
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

låne pit
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of borrow pit

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BORROW PIT»

The term «borrow pit» is normally little used and occupies the 121.418 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about borrow pit

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BORROW PIT»

Discover the use of borrow pit in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to borrow pit and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Site Engineering for Landscape Architects
This edition contains completely revised information on storm water management and green infrastructure, as well as many new and updated case studies.
Steven Strom, Kurt Nathan, Jake Woland, 2013
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Language and Cognition: Essays in Honor of Arthur J. ...
ogy associate it with borrow from OE borige, for example, NID3, which also has barrow pit cross-referred to borrow pit, identifying the first as a variant of the second. Yet a complication arises at this point, for borrow pit is defined as 'an ...
Arthur J. Bronstein, Lawrence J. Raphael, Carolyn B. Raphael, 1984
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Geotechnical Engineering Calculations and Rules of Thumb
Hence V = 11,583.7 cuft The contractor needs to extract 11,583.7 cu ft of soil from the borrow pit. The borrow pit soil comes with 95,285 lb of water. The compacted soil should have 117,705 lb of water. (This was calculated above in Step 3.) ...
Ruwan Rajapakse, 2011
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Basic and Applied Soil Mechanics
1 20 - 0.0848 = 1 .0352 Example 2.7 The undisturbed soil at a borrow pit has a water content of 15 per cent, void ratio of 0.60 and specific gravity of solids 2.70. The soil from the borrow pit is to be used for the construction of an embankment ...
Gopal Ranjan, A S R Rao, 2007
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The Holdener Site: Late Woodland, Emergent Mississippian and ...
Borrow Pit #25, a designated source of fill material for the construction of FAI-270. Since the proposed Borrow Pit #25 was unsurveyed (due to tree growth and dense wheat stubble), UIUC personnel requested that the contractor strip the ridge ...
‎1994
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Environmental Impacts of Mining Monitoring, Restoration, and ...
Rehandle (Borrow Pit) This rehandle method does not entail the use of auxiliary equipment to aid in the rehandle operation. The aim is to spoil all the overburden on the waste side of the box cut by first producing a borrow pit. The initial cut for ...
Mritunjoy Sengupta, 1993
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The Cahokia Atlas: A Historical Atlas of Cahokia Archaeology
Although the western line of the palisade cannot be clearly defined by excavations or air-photo interpretation, it may parallel the eastern palisade and run just to the west of Mounds 57, 58, 41, and 39. If this is the case, Borrow Pit 5-1 is just to ...
Melvin Leo Fowler, 1997
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Cahokia, the Great Native American Metropolis
largest borrow pit at Cahokia. There is no pattern to the placement of these mounds that would suggest they represent a subcommunity. This could well have been a special-use area such as the mortuary precinct inside the palisade. Ideally ...
Biloine W. Young, Melvin Leo Fowler, 2000
9
Irrigation and Water Power Engineering
The outside borrow pit if used should not be dug deeper than 0.3 m, so that the land may be reclaimed after the completion of the job. The borrow pit should start from a distance not less than 5 m from the toe of embankment in case of small ...
Dr. B. C. Punmia, Dr. Pande Brij Basi Lal, Ashok Kr. Jain, Arun Kr. Jain, Punmia, 1992
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Capital Dredging: Proceedings of the Conference Organized by ...
Roosecote Sands borrow pit 17. In 1980 Vickers Shipbuilding and Engineering Ltd. infilled a disused dock at Barrow-in-Furness by extracting approximately 700,000 m3 of sand from a borrow pit located just offshore on Roosecote Sands.
‎1991

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BORROW PIT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term borrow pit is used in the context of the following news items.
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Clean-up plan for Rolling Hills calls for recycling debris
Owners of the now closed Rolling Hills CD & D borrow pit are developing a clean-up plan that calls for excavating and recycling waste on the ... «Pensacola Today, Jul 15»
2
More wind turbines approved at Crystal Rig
But they backed East Lothian Council's objection to one of the turbines, known as turbine one, and a borrow pit at the summit of Bransley Hill. «East Lothian Courier, Jul 15»
3
Sheriff John Rutherford spent most of his 41-year career looking at …
He and his partner were on patrol when they noticed a group of people walking in a line through a water-filled borrow pit with their hands down ... «Jacksonville Daily Record, Jun 15»
4
Going deep: FDOT matching grant helped Port Tampa Bay project
The agencies transformed a former underwater borrow pit into a lush haven for fish and fowl. Port Tampa Bay also created an artificial reef ... «TBO.com, Jun 15»
5
Whitecairns residents to reject quarry planning application
... it to fill the borrow pit and reinstate the ground. Last night Malcolm MacRae, of Whitecairns, said although residents were likely to object to the ... «Aberdeen Press and Journal, Jun 15»
6
Sheldon's New Regional Event Center
The city's now looking into developing what used to be a borrow pit from the DOT, and instead, transforming that into a regional park area. Sheldon officials have ... «Siouxland News, Jun 15»
7
New Fishing Lake Nears Completion
Construction on the lake project began in February to transform the borrow pit into a lake suitable for community fishing. The project included ... «Bartlesville Radio, Jun 15»
8
Fishing lake construction nearing completion
The project consists of developing the current site — originally a borrow pit, or an area where material is dug up and used to fill another location ... «Examiner Enterprise, Jun 15»
9
The path to the Lahontan Valley
Ad for equipment, mot of it had arrived during 1911 except for a large shovel to operate in the Borrow Pit, which furnished material for the dam. «Nevada Appeal, Jun 15»
10
Wild hatch signals new era for swan project
A former borrow pit for state highway projects was turned into the Swan Pond, later named in honor of the late Chris Lloyd, a former DNR ... «Pilot Tribune, Jun 15»

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