civils

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Noun[edit]

civils (uncountable)

  1. (chiefly informal) civil engineering
    • 1999 January 07, Ken Welsby, “Re: DLR Do”, uk.transport.london, retrieved 2008-07-07, Usenet:
      The work involves extensive civils and p/w since, the track has to drop from the present embankment level, some 5m above the adjacent road, to the floor level of the new tunnel [the 'cut & cover' section of which, is, I guess, about 10m below it.
    • 2002 13 May, Ian G Batten, “Re:Safety on the railways”, uk.railway, retrieved 2008-07-07, Usenet:
      Our [ISO] 9000 (etc) accreditation extends, so far as I am aware, to cabling, ducting, poling and other civils activities.
    • 2003, Franklin and Andrews (eds), “DC Electrification”, in Spon's Railways Construction Price Book 2nd Edition[1], ISBN ISBN:0415326230, page 79:
      Conreate bases, ducts and minor civils […] bases fir structures, in situ concreate bases, inlcuding holding down bolts and fixings.

Usage notes[edit]

The word is normally plural in construction, and is mostly used in relation to the infrastructure of transport networks and projects, particularly the maintenance of existing structures or the design and construction of new projects.

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French[edit]

Adjective[edit]

civils

  1. masculine plural form of civil

Noun[edit]

civils ?

  1. plural form of civil

Jèrriais[edit]

Adjective[edit]

civils

  1. masculine plural form of civil