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.