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riprap

[rip-rap] /ˈrɪpˌræp/
noun
1.
a quantity of broken stone for foundations, revetments of embankments, etc.
2.
a foundation or wall of stones thrown together irregularly.
verb (used with object), riprapped, riprapping.
3.
to construct with or strengthen by stones, either loose or fastened with mortar.
Origin of riprap
1570-1580
1570-80; gradational reduplication of rap1
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