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  Dictionary Definition of berm

berm
noun
1. Also, berme. Fortifications a narrow terrace between the rampart and moat; bench.
2. the ledge or shoulder alongside a road.
3. Geology a nearly horizontal portion of a beach formed by the deposit of material by wave action.
4. Archaeology the flat space which separates a mound from its ditch, or a spoil heap from its trench.
5. an embankment on a BMX track.
[F berme, from MD]