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revetment (n.)

"a breastwork, retaining wall," 1779, from French revêtement, Old French revestiment, from revestir (Modern French revêtir), from Late Latin revestire "to clothe again," from re- "again, back" (see re-) + Latin vestire "to clothe" (from PIE root *eu- "to dress").

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Definitions of revetment from WordNet

revetment (n.)
a barrier against explosives;
revetment (n.)
a facing (usually masonry) that supports an embankment;
Synonyms: revetement / stone facing
From wordnet.princeton.edu