riprap

[rip-rap]
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noun

a quantity of broken stone for foundations, revetments of embankments, etc.
a foundation or wall of stones thrown together irregularly.

verb (used with object), rip·rapped, rip·rap·ping.

to construct with or strengthen by stones, either loose or fastened with mortar.

Nearby words

  1. ripple mark,
  2. ripplegrass,
  3. rippler,
  4. ripplet,
  5. ripply,
  6. riproaring,
  7. ripsaw,
  8. ripsnorter,
  9. ripstop nylon,
  10. riptide

Origin of riprap

First recorded in 1570–80; gradational reduplication of rap1

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