[ ri-vet ]
/ rɪˈvɛt /
verb (used with object), re·vet·ted, re·vet·ting.
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
OTHER WORDS FROM revetun·re·vet·ted, adjective
Words nearby revet
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Example sentences from the Web for revet
Revet all surfaces up to the cornice with variegated marbles, and above the cornice spread mosaics.Constantinople painted by Warwick Goble|Alexander Van Millingen
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
/ (rɪˈvɛt) /
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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