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Glossary of Civil Engineering Terms
beginning with letter L
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lagoon Tweet Definition of lagoon Like Definition of lagoon on Facebook
noun
  1. A shallow body of water separated from deeper sea by a bar.
landfill Tweet Definition of landfill Like Definition of landfill on Facebook
noun
  1. a site at which refuse is buried under layers of earth
  2. the material so disposed of
verb
  1. to dispose of rubbish by burying it at a landfill site
leaf Tweet Definition of leaf Like Definition of leaf on Facebook
noun (leaves)
  1. An organ of a plant typically divided into a flattened portion (the blade) and a narrow stalk (the petiole) and serving as the principal site of photosynthesis and transpiration.
  2. Anything resembling the leaf of a plant.
  3. A sheet of any substance beaten or rolled until very thin.
gold leaf
  1. A sheet of a book, magazine, etc (consisting of two pages, one on each face of the leaf).
  2. (in plural leaves) tea leaf, Tea leaves.
  3. A flat section used to extend the size of a table.
  4. (context, computing, mathematics) In a tree, a node that has no descendants.
verb
  1. (intransitive) To produce leaves; put forth foliage.
levee Tweet Definition of levee Like Definition of levee on Facebook
noun
  1. An embankment to prevent inundation; as, the levees along the Mississippi.
  2. The steep bank of a river, or border of an irrigated field.
  3. A pier or other landing place on a river.
  4. A formal reception, especially one given by royalty (originally, upon rising from bed).
lock Tweet Definition of lock Like Definition of lock on Facebook
noun
  1. Something used for fastening, which can only be opened with a key or combination.
    • 1883, w:Robert Louis Stevenson, Robert Louis Stevenson, w:Treasure Island, Treasure Island
    • : "Give me the key," said my mother; and though the was very stiff, she had turned it and thrown back the lid in a twinkling.
      1. A segment of a canal or other waterway enclosed by gates, used for raising and lowering boats between levels.
      2. The firing mechanism of a gun.
      3. (rugby) A player in the scrum behind the front row, usually the tallest members of the team.
verb
  1. (intransitive) To become fastened in place
If you put the brakes on too hard, the wheels will lock.
  1. (intransitive) (break dancing) To freeze ones body or a part thereof in place
a pop and lock routine
  1. (transitive) To fasten with a lock.
Remember to lock the door when you leave.

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