revetment

noun
re·​vet·​ment | \ri-ˈvet-mənt \

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)

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In the work known as revetment, little has changed since. The Washington Post, NOLA.com, "Taming the mighty Mississippi: Troubles run deep in changing national waterway," 17 Mar. 2018 Ed Adcock, chief of revetment for the Corps' Vicksburg, Mississippi, district, watched recently as the crew rolled out sheet after sheet of new concrete mats. The Washington Post, NOLA.com, "Taming the mighty Mississippi: Troubles run deep in changing national waterway," 17 Mar. 2018 Shore Erosion Control Project An existing shoreline at 400 Shore Drive in Joppatowne incorporated revetment to help minimize erosion along the banks. The Aegis, "Public input sought for Harford Green Infrastructure Plan; workshop Feb. 8," 25 Jan. 2018 To prevent flood damage to adjacent properties and avoid alarming the neighbors, most of the dikes and revetments have been left in place. Bennett Hall, The Seattle Times, "A day on floating on Oregon’s Willamette River," 8 Dec. 2017 Instead, Reid exited the trail northwest of the aquarium, taking a path to the lowest level of concrete revetment that encircles the beaux arts building. John Greenfield, Chicago Reader, "After wiping out, a cyclist wants the Park District to address the green menace along the lakeshore," 13 Sep. 2017 Kristen Dahle of the Army Corps of Engineers said the new seawall consists of a steel sheet pile fronted by a large stone revetment. Amy S. Rosenberg, Philly.com, "A.C. puts another piece of its Boardwalk back together," 12 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of revetment

1779, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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