revetment

[ri-vet-muh nt] /rɪˈvɛt mənt/
noun
1.
a facing of masonry or the like, especially for protecting an embankment.
2.
an ornamental facing, as on a common masonry wall, of marble, face brick, tiles, etc.
Origin
1765–75; < French revêtement. See revet, -ment
Example Sentences for revetment
The lands needed to accommodate the revetment structure after construction will be substantially less than those described above.
The as-built drawing will tie the revetment structure to the pipeline centerline.
The revetment as constructed, curves along the northerly edge of the then mouth of the river.
British Dictionary definitions for revetment
revetment (rɪˈvɛtmənt)
 
n
1.  a facing of stones, sandbags, etc, to protect a wall, embankment, or earthworks
2.  another name for retaining wall
 
[C18: from French revêtement literally: a reclothing, from revêtir; see revest]

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