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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1779

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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