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re·vet·ment / riˈvetmənt/ • n. (esp. in fortification) a retaining wall or facing of masonry or other material, supporting or protecting a rampart, wall, etc. ∎  a barricade of earth or sandbags set up to provide protection from blast or to prevent planes from overrunning when landing.

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revetment

revetment (fortif.) retaining wall supporting the face of a rampart. XVIII. — F. revétement, f. revêtir (whence revet XIX) — late L. revestīre, f. RE- + vestīre clothe; see -MENT.

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revetment

revetment.
1. In masonry, a thin facing to hide the surface or construction behind, such as the marble cladding of Terragni's Casa del Fascio, Como (1932–6).

2. Retaining-wall.

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