- a quantity of broken stone for foundations, revetments of embankments, etc.
- a foundation or wall of stones thrown together irregularly.
- to construct with or strengthen by stones, either loose or fastened with mortar.
Origin of riprap
First recorded in 1570–80; gradational reduplication of rap1
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Examples from the Web for riprapping
And those fellows over there might as well be making mud pies as riprapping at that point.
They rode to where the forces assembled by Lance were throwing up embankments and riprapping.
The riprapping was merely a skin on each face with more or less loose spauls mixed with the earth.The Johnstown Horror
James Herbert Walker