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revetment /rɪˈvɛtmənt/ n
  1. a facing of stones, sandbags, etc, to protect a wall, embankment, or earthworks
  2. another name for retaining wall
Etymology: 18th Century: from French revêtement literally: a reclothing, from revêtir; see revest

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