verb (used with object), re·vet·ted, re·vet·ting.

to face, as an embankment, with masonry or other material.

Origin of revet

1805–15; < French revêtir literally, to reclothe; cf. revest
Related formsun·re·vet·ted, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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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