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[ri-vet] /rɪˈvɛt/
verb (used with object), revetted, revetting.
to face, as an embankment, with masonry or other material.
Origin of revet
1805-15; < French revêtir literally, to reclothe; cf. revest
Related forms
unrevetted, adjective Unabridged
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  • Always dig to full depth before beginning to revet, as it is impossible to dig deeper afterwards without loosening the revetting.

    Military Instructors Manual

    James P. Cole and Oliver Schoonmaker
  • revet all surfaces up to the cornice with variegated marbles, and above the cornice spread mosaics.

    Constantinople painted by Warwick Goble Alexander Van Millingen
British Dictionary definitions for revet


verb -vets, -vetting, -vetted
to face (a wall or embankment) with stones
Word Origin
C19: from French revêt, from Old French revestir to reclothe; see revest
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