Examples from the Web for revetment
By a revetment we mean a facing placed against the front or back wall of a trench to keep the earth in place.Manual of Military Training|James A. Moss
The escarp is falling into disfavour, on account of the great expense of a revetment that can withstand breaching fire.
It settled to a graceful landing as before on the strip and silently moved into the revetment.The Sword|Frank Quattrocchi
The flood abated on April 20th, after having been five feet, ten inches above the revetment wall.
Above and below there was a revetment of a few hundred feet; except this, the beach and river bank were in their natural state.
British Dictionary definitions for revetment
Word Origin for revetment
Word Origin and History for revetment
1779, from French revêtement, Old French revestiment, from revestir (Modern French revêtir), from Late Latin revestire "to clothe again," from re- (see re-) + Latin vestire "to clothe" (see vest (v.)).