American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To retain (an embankment, for example) with a layer of stone, concrete, or other supporting material; provide with a revetment.
- v. To construct a revetment.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- An obsolete form of rivet.
- To face, as an embankment, with masonry or other material.
- v. To face, as an embankment, with masonry, wood, or other material.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. (Mil. & Civil Engineering) To face, as an embankment, with masonry, wood, or other material.
- v. face with a layer of stone or concrete or other supporting material so as to retain
- v. construct a revetment
- French revêtir, from Old French revestir, to clothe again, from Latin revestīre : re-, re- + vestīre, to clothe (from vestis, garment; see wes-2 in Indo-European roots). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“They're trying to go through now and revet all of those people.”
“L'hiver pointe, alors le Pinku revet son "poil d'hiver”
“L'hiver pointe 2, alors Gromax revet sa couette hivernale!”
“Our board was full of words like larum and girn and ghat and revet.”
“And therefore it is a wise practice to leave these bastions outside, and fortify the entrances of the terraces, and cover their gates with revets, so that one does not go in or out of the gate in a straight line, and there is a ditch with a bridge over it from the revet to the gate.”
“Always dig to full depth before beginning to revet, as it is impossible to dig deeper afterwards without loosening the revetting.”
“A steady stream of sandbags filled with the result of their labours came up the shaft down which the pipe from the bellows stretched into the darkness -- sandbags which must be taken somewhere and emptied, or used to revet a bit of trench which needed repair.”
“Colenso, as follows: "If two inches of rain per diem brings down one quarter of a company's parapet, and one company, working about twenty-six hours per diem, can revet one-eighth of a company's parapet, how long will your trenches last -- given the additional premisses that no revetments to speak of are to be had, and that two inches of rain is only a minimum ration?”
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