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verb (used with object), re·vet·ted, re·vet·ting.
  1. 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
Related formsun·re·vet·ted, adjective
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Examples from the Web for revetted

Historical Examples

  • Their sides were revetted, or held from collapsing, by strong wickerwork.

    The Old Front Line

    John Masefield

  • When trenches are to be occupied for any length of time, they must be revetted.

  • The German trenches were formed of enormous breastworks 12 to 15 feet wide, and were revetted with brushwood.

  • It may be set back a short distance from the revetted bank; but it is, in effect, the requisite parapet.

    Life On The Mississippi, Complete

    Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)

  • The trenches themselves were well-built and revetted with sand bags, and dry enough even during the wettest weather.

    Q.6.a and Other places

    Francis Buckley

British Dictionary definitions for revetted


verb -vets, -vetting or -vetted
  1. to face (a wall or embankment) with stones
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Word Origin

C19: from French revêt, from Old French revestir to reclothe; see revest
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