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see Bund

English

Noun

bund
  1. a league or confederacy; especially the confederation of German states.
  2. A secondary enclosure, typically consisting of a wall or berm, which surrounds a tank or fluid-handling mechanism, intended to contain any spills or leaks.
    The most important of these [secondary containment] provisions are bunds, which are enclosures capable of holding liquids that may escape from the vessels and pipes within the bund wall. -- Second progress report on the Buncefield investigation http://www.buncefieldinvestigation.gov.uk/reports/report2.pdf

Translations

league or confederacy

Verb

  1. To provide berms or other secondary enclosures to guard against accidental fluid spills within.
    Plant room floors are generally bunded and/or waterproofed to contain any leaks or spillages of liquids and fluids from faulty tanks, plant or pipe work. RIW Ltd. Waterproofing Products

Extensive Definition

Bund is the German and Yiddish word for Federation or Union, in which context it is pronounced "boont".
Bund is also an English word deriving from the Urdu word band, which means embankment, levee or dam. In this context it is usually pronounced to rhyme with fund.
Bund when pronounced "boond" also means 'rear end' or butt in Urdu/Punjabi.
It can also refer to:
bund in Czech: Spolek
bund in German: Bund
bund in French: Bund (homonymie)
bund in Japanese: ブント
bund in Norwegian: Bund
bund in Russian: Бунд (значения)
bund in Slovak: Zväz
bund in Finnish: Bund (täsmennyssivu)
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