verb \ri-ˈvet\

Definition of REVET

transitive verb
:  to face (as an embankment) with a revetment

Origin of REVET

French revêtir, literally, to clothe, put on, from Old French revestir, from Latin revestire, from re- + vestire to clothe — more at vest
First Known Use: 1812

Other Civil Engineering Terms

asphalt, ballast, barrage, cantilever, infrastructure, sluice


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