a facing of masonry or the like, especially for protecting an embankment.
an ornamental facing, as on a common masonry wall, of marble, face brick, tiles, etc.

1765–75; < French revêtement. See revet, -ment Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To revetment
World English Dictionary
revetment (rɪˈvɛtmənt)
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]

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Example sentences
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.
Related Words
Copyright © 2014, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature