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revetment

[ ri-vet-muhnt ]
/ rɪˈvɛt mənt /
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noun
a facing of masonry or the like, especially for protecting an embankment.
an ornamental facing, as on a common masonry wall, of marble, face brick, tiles, etc.
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Origin of revetment

From the French word revêtement, dating back to 1765–75. See revet, -ment
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British Dictionary definitions for revetment

revetment
/ (rɪˈvɛtmənt) /

noun
a facing of stones, sandbags, etc, to protect a wall, embankment, or earthworks
another name for retaining wall

Word Origin for revetment

C18: from French revêtement literally: a reclothing, from revêtir; see revest
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