re·​vet ri-ˈvet How to pronounce revet (audio)
revetted; revetting

transitive verb

: to face with a revetment
revet an embankment

Word History


French revêtir, literally, to clothe, put on, from Old French revestir, from Latin revestire, from re- + vestire to clothe — more at vest entry 2

First Known Use

1812, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of revet was in 1812

Dictionary Entries Near revet

Cite this Entry

“Revet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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