Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb (Mil. & Civil Engineering) To face, as an embankment, with masonry, wood, or other material.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • verb face with a layer of stone or concrete or other supporting material so as to retain
  • verb construct a revetment

Etymologies

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

[French revêtir, from Old French revestir, to clothe again, from Latin revestīre : re-, re- + vestīre, to clothe (from vestis, garment; see wes- in Indo-European roots).]

Examples

  • 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.

    VANISHING ACTS

  • Our board was full of words like larum and girn and ghat and revet.

    VANISHING ACTS

  • Our board was full of words like larum and girn and ghat and revet.

    VANISHING ACTS

  • Our board was full of words like larum and girn and ghat and revet.

    Vanishing Acts

  • 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

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  • How best the erosion abet

    In dunes by nor’easters beset?

    Though some, shrugging, say

    You only can pray

    It makes much more sense to revet.

    October 14, 2018