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1. A facing, as of masonry, used to support an embankment.
2. A barricade against explosives.


1. (Building) a facing of stones, sandbags, etc, to protect a wall, embankment, or earthworks
2. (Fortifications) a facing of stones, sandbags, etc, to protect a wall, embankment, or earthworks
3. (Building) another term for retaining wall
[C18: from French revêtement literally: a reclothing, from revêtir; see revest]


(rɪˈvɛt mənt)

1. a facing of masonry or the like, esp. for protecting an embankment.
2. an ornamental facing, as on a masonry wall, of marble, face brick, tiles, etc.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.revetment - a barrier against explosives
barrier - a structure or object that impedes free movement
2.revetment - a facing (usually masonry) that supports an embankment
embankment - a long artificial mound of stone or earth; built to hold back water or to support a road or as protection
cladding, facing - a protective covering that protects the outside of a building


[rɪˈvetmənt] Nrevestimiento m
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In addition, the project includes 450 LF of an aluminum walkway canopy, possibly 500 LF of an aircraft blast fence, excavation, grading, drainage, pavement marking, pavement demolition, signage, taxiway lighting, fencing and mast pole lighting, and a gravity waste dump station
One such company is Blast Deflectors Inc of Reno, Nevada, which created a blast fence for the US Air Force in 1957 and launched a business which continues to serve the military today (screening, amongst other types, the B-2 Spirit flying wing bomber and the F-22 fighter) but whose blast fences, deflectors and pens are in service in great numbers at civil airports all over the world.
8 accident in which the Southwest aircraft overran a slushy runway, burst through a blast fence and continued through a perimeter fence and onto a roadway where it struck two cars, killing a six-year-old passenger.