- a facing of stones, sandbags, etc, to protect a wall, embankment, or earthworks
- another name for retaining wall
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
- Building, Civil Engineeringa facing of masonry or the like, esp. for protecting an embankment.
- Buildingan ornamental facing, as on a common masonry wall, of marble, face brick, tiles, etc.
- French revêtement. See revet, -ment