v. re·vet·ted, re·vet·ting, re·vets
To retain (an embankment, for example) with a layer of stone, concrete, or other supporting material; provide with a revetment.
To construct a revetment.
[French revêtir, from Old French revestir, to clothe again, from Latin revestīre : re-, re- + vestīre, to clothe (from vestis, garment; see wes-2 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots).]
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