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Definition of revetment noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

revetment

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//rɪˈvetmənt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈvetmənt//
 
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stones or other material used to make a wall stronger, hold back a bank of earth, etc. Word Origin late 18th cent.: from French revêtement, from the verb revêtir, from late Latin revestire, from re- ‘again’ + vestire ‘clothe’ (from vestis ‘clothing’).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: revetment