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verb (used with object), re·vet·ted, re·vet·ting.
  1. to face, as an embankment, with masonry or other material.
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Origin of revet

1805–15; < French revêtir literally, to reclothe; cf. revest
Related formsun·re·vet·ted, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for revet


verb -vets, -vetting or -vetted
  1. to face (a wall or embankment) with stones
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Word Origin

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