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 The design for the first 0.75 miles of revetment is nearly complete and going through final internal reviews, said John Budnik, the Corps’ public affairs specialist for the Alaska District. Alena Naiden, Anchorage Daily News, 17 July 2022 Also, the property owners should be required to mitigate for beach sand lost because of the revetment. Phil Diehl, San Diego Union-Tribune, 9 May 2022 In doing the revetment (fortification) project, crews brought in additional stone to help secure the pumping station from strong waves, officials explained. Daniel I. Dorfman,, 5 Mar. 2021 Also, structures such as the revetment have been shown to reduce the amount of sand on the beach. Phil Diehl, San Diego Union-Tribune, 29 Mar. 2022 To make sure the wall preserves access to traditional activities, engineers are designing the revetment with access points such as walkways and openings for boat launches. Alena Naiden, Anchorage Daily News, 12 Dec. 2021 No seawalls or devices such as a rock revetment to protect the building from the ocean will be allowed on the property, which Krammer said was some satisfaction. Phil Diehl, San Diego Union-Tribune, 1 Jan. 2022 Crashing waves undermined a protective stone revetment. Mario Koran, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 22 Dec. 2021 For now, engineers are continuing to design the first segment of the revetment stretching from the airport, planning the height and composition of the wall. Alena Naiden, Anchorage Daily News, 12 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of revetment

1779, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Revetment.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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