berm berm  /ˈbɜrm/


  1. (n) a narrow ledge or shelf typically at the top or bottom of a slope
  2. (n) a narrow edge of land (usually unpaved) along the side of a road


  1. McCoy bounds into the palm grove, lobs a grenade over a small berm and opens fire on a group of men.
  2. It goes so far as to defend its blank walls with a forbidding berm, a long, grass-covered concrete rampart.
  3. Instantly a Marine sniper climbed to the top of our Amtrak and lined up a shot, but the two men darted behind the cover of a sandy berm.


  1. High streamflows flood roads, recpaths in Summit County

    Special to the Daily Crews work to construct a berm that will help direct water flooding onto Straight Creek Drive from an overflowing stream in Dillon Valley. The issue is causing periodic road closures.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Summit Daily News

  2. Va. dairy makes changes following manure spill

    BERRYVILLE — After a mechanical problem caused a manure spill earlier this year, White Post Dairy instituted a number of changes in its operation — including a berm around a manure pit, more personnel training and reduction of the dairy herd.
    on June 9, 2013     Source: Eastern Shore News

  3. Mayor orders berm built to stop Winona flooding

    PEABODY -- With heavy rain predicted, Mayor Ted Bettencourt ordered a berm of soil erected yesterday at the border of a controversial construction site near Winona Street. "I'm going to allow the work to be done to hold back some of the water," he sa
    on June 8, 2013     Source: The Salem News

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  1. "The enemy is changing tactics, and we're adapting," President Bush said Friday in Washington. "The enemy moves, and we will help the Iraqis move. And so they're building a berm around the city to make it harder for people to come in with...
    on Sep 16, 2006 By: President Bush Source: Daily Herald

  2. Governor Jindal said, "We have reports of oil being actively trapped there on the sand berm over the weekend and today. Again - this proves that this structure works to trap oil. It is very important that this oil is now quickly cleaned up off of...
    on Jul 6, 2010 By: Bobby Jindal Source: Before It's News

  3. "I can still see rounds just kicking up all around me," said Staff Sgt. Timothy Nein, who was in the lead vehicle that day. "I throw a grenade up onto the berm. It explodes. I take a couple steps back, begin to run. It's almost a vertical...
    on Apr 12, 2007 By: St Timothy Source: US Department of Defense (press release)

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