a thin shelf or course involving the base of a parapet while the ditch
- a narrow ledge or shelf usually at the very top or bottom of a slope
- a slim edge of land (usually unpaved) over the part of a road
- Alt. of Berme
"narrow ledge," 1729, from French berme (17c.), from Old Dutch baerm "edge of a dike," most likely about top (q.v.). In U.S., 19c., in addition title the bank of a canal opposite the tow-path.
An artificially produced bank that enables a large part you need to take at an exaggerated position and so at higher rates. (sport: Mountain Biking)
(n.) Alt. of Berme
Alcamenes, the rival or pupil of Pheidias, was the sculptor of a berm at Athens, a copy of which, dating from Roman times, was discovered at Pergamum in 1903.