verb (used with object), re·vet·ted, re·vet·ting.

to face, as an embankment, with masonry or other material.

Nearby words

  1. revert,
  2. revertant,
  3. reverter,
  4. revery,
  5. revest,
  6. revetment,
  7. review,
  8. review copy,
  9. reviewal,
  10. reviewer

Origin of revet

1805–15; < French revêtir literally, to reclothe; cf. revest

Related formsun·re·vet·ted, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for revet

  • Revet all surfaces up to the cornice with variegated marbles, and above the cornice spread mosaics.

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for revet


verb -vets, -vetting or -vetted

to face (a wall or embankment) with stones

Word Origin for revet

C19: from French revêt, from Old French revestir to reclothe; see revest

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