Excavation

Definition of Excavation

Ex`ca`va´tion
n.1.The act of excavating, or of making hollow, by cutting, scooping, or digging out a part of a solid mass.
2.A cavity formed by cutting, digging, or scooping.
3.(Engin.) An uncovered cutting in the earth, in distinction from a covered cutting or tunnel.
The delivery of the excavations at a distance of 250 feet.
- E. L. Corthell.

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