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Meaning of REVETMENT

Pronunciation:  ri'vetmunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a facing (usually masonry) that supports an embankment
  2. [n]  a barrier against explosives
 

REVETMENT is a 9 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: revetement, stone facing
 
 See Also: barrier, cladding, embankment, facing

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Re*vet"ment\, n. [F. rev[^e]tement the lining of a
ditch, fr. rev[^e]tir to clothe, L. revestire. See {Revest},
v. t.] (Fort. & Engin.)
A facing of wood, stone, or any other material, to sustain an
embankment when it receives a slope steeper than the natural
slope; also, a retaining wall. [Written also
{rev[^e]tement}.]

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: Bank protection by armor, that is, by facing the bank or embankment with erosion resistant material.
 

 

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