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Revetments

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revetment

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.

Alternative forms: revetement .

Origin: F. Revetment the lining of a dith, fr. Revetir to clothe, L. Revestire. See Revest.