revetment
noun Date: 1779 1. a facing (as of stone or concrete) to sustain an embankment 2. embankment; especially a barricade to provide shelter (as against bomb fragments or strafing)

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  • Revetment — Re*vet ment, n. [F. rev[^e]tement the lining of a ditch, fr. rev[^e]tir to clothe, L. revestire. See {Revest}, v. t.] (Fort. & Engin.) A facing of wood, stone, or any other material, to sustain an embankment when it receives a slope steeper than… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • revetment — 1779, from Fr. revêtement, O.Fr. revestiment, from revestir (Mod. Fr. revêtir), from L.L. revestire to clothe again, from re (see RE (Cf. re )) + L. vestire to clothe (see VEST (Cf. vest) (v.)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • revetment — [ri vet′mənt] n. [see REVET & MENT] 1. a facing of stone, cement, sandbags, etc., as to protect a wall or a bank of earth 2. RETAINING WALL 3. an embankment or wall as of sandbags or earth, constructed to protect against strafing, shell fragments …   English World dictionary

  • Revetment — Revetments, or revêtements (following the original French spelling), are structures placed on banks or cliffs in such a way as to absorb the energy of incoming water or explosives. They are usually built to preserve the existing uses of the… …   Wikipedia

  • revetment — An area protected on three sides by sandbags, concrete, compacted earth, or other material. The aim is to provide blast protection to the aircraft, weapon system, or essential equipment inside and beyond the revetment. Also called a blast fence,… …   Aviation dictionary

  • revetment — structures built along river banks to prevent erosion, such as a stone facing or a retaining wall …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • revetment — /ri vet meuhnt/, n. 1. a facing of masonry or the like, esp. for protecting an embankment. 2. an ornamental facing, as on a common masonry wall, of marble, face brick, tiles, etc. [1765 75; < F revêtement. See REVET, MENT] * * * …   Universalium

  • revetment — noun a) A layer of stone, concrete, or other hard material supporting the side of an embankment. b) An armoured building that provides protection against bombs …   Wiktionary

  • revetment — re|vet|ment [rıˈvetmənt] n [Date: 1700 1800; : French; Origin: revêtement, from revêtir to put clothes on again ] technical a surface of stone or other building material added for strength to a wall that holds back loose earth, water etc …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • revetment — re·vet·ment || rɪ vetmÉ™nt n. embankment, large mound or wall used to as a levee or supporting wall; cement or stone facing of an embankment …   English contemporary dictionary

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