revetment

noun
re·​vet·​ment | \ ri-ˈvet-mənt How to pronounce revetment (audio) \

Definition of revetment

1 : a facing (as of stone or concrete) to sustain an embankment
2 : embankment especially : a barricade to provide shelter (as against bomb fragments or strafing)

Examples of revetment in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In conjunction with the NSWRD work, Lake Bluff Park District Executive Director John Bealer said the Park District hired the same contractors and they, in February, completed an extension of the revetment to the south in a roughly $210,000 project. Daniel I. Dorfman, chicagotribune.com, "Stone added at Sunrise Beach to protect North Shore Water Reclamation District pumping station," 5 Mar. 2021 These events have significantly battered the lakefront revetment, which is a wall of borders along the shoreline to keep the water at bay, according to a memo from Project Manager Stefanie Levine. Genevieve Bookwalter, chicagotribune.com, "Evanston year in Review: Robert Crown Center opens, death of Hecky Powell, new city manager," 29 Dec. 2020 These events have significantly battered the lakefront revetment, which is a wall of borders along the shoreline to keep the water at bay, according to a memo from Project Manager Stefanie Levine. Genevieve Bookwalter, chicagotribune.com, "Evanston year in Review: Robert Crown Center opens, death of Hecky Powell, new city manager," 29 Dec. 2020 These events have significantly battered the lakefront revetment, which is a wall of borders along the shoreline to keep the water at bay, according to a memo from Project Manager Stefanie Levine. Genevieve Bookwalter, chicagotribune.com, "Evanston year in Review: Robert Crown Center opens, death of Hecky Powell, new city manager," 29 Dec. 2020 These events have significantly battered the lakefront revetment, which is a wall of borders along the shoreline to keep the water at bay, according to a memo from Project Manager Stefanie Levine. Genevieve Bookwalter, chicagotribune.com, "Evanston year in Review: Robert Crown Center opens, death of Hecky Powell, new city manager," 29 Dec. 2020 These events have significantly battered the lakefront revetment, which is a wall of borders along the shoreline to keep the water at bay, according to a memo from Project Manager Stefanie Levine. Genevieve Bookwalter, chicagotribune.com, "Evanston year in Review: Robert Crown Center opens, death of Hecky Powell, new city manager," 29 Dec. 2020 These events have significantly battered the lakefront revetment, which is a wall of borders along the shoreline to keep the water at bay, according to a memo from Project Manager Stefanie Levine. Genevieve Bookwalter, chicagotribune.com, "Evanston year in Review: Robert Crown Center opens, death of Hecky Powell, new city manager," 29 Dec. 2020 These events have significantly battered the lakefront revetment, which is a wall of borders along the shoreline to keep the water at bay, according to a memo from Project Manager Stefanie Levine. Genevieve Bookwalter, chicagotribune.com, "Evanston year in Review: Robert Crown Center opens, death of Hecky Powell, new city manager," 29 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of revetment

1779, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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15 Apr 2021

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“Revetment.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/revetment. Accessed 15 May. 2021.

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