from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To retain (an embankment, for example) with a layer of stone, concrete, or other supporting material; provide with a revetment.
  • intransitive v. To construct a revetment.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To face, as an embankment, with masonry, wood, or other material.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To face, as an embankment, with masonry, wood, or other material.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • An obsolete form of rivet.
  • To face, as an embankment, with masonry or other material.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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.

    CNN Transcript Mar 16, 2007

  • L'hiver pointe, alors le Pinku revet son "poil d'hiver"

    pinku-tk Diary Entry

  • L'hiver pointe 2, alors Gromax revet sa couette hivernale!

    pinku-tk Diary Entry

  • 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.

    The Art of War

  • Always dig to full depth before beginning to revet, as it is impossible to dig deeper afterwards without loosening the revetting.

    Military Instructors Manual

  • 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.

    No Man's Land

  • 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?"

    Mr. Punch's History of the Great War


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