A facing of wood, stone, or any other material, to sustain an embankment when it receives a slope steeper than the natural slope; also, a retaining wall.
Retaining wall of stone or timber of an earth bank or sides of a ditch. (Kenyon, John R. Medieval Fortifications, 211)
A facing of facines, wood, sandbags, gabions, sod, or masonry to protect a wall or bank of earth (Earthwork)(Rampart). Designed to protect the interior slopes of the parapets from erosion or other damage which could cause failure of the wall.
Structural reinforcement on the seaward slope of a coastal embankment.
A facing of stone, concrete, or even such materials as tires, placed on a riverbank or levee to protect them from erosion.
A wall or a facing of wood, willow mattresses, steel units, stone or concrete placed on stream banks to prevent erosion.
protected parking place for helicopters on an airfield, often an L shaped, two foot wide, dirt-filled wall about 5 foot high to shield the AC from mortar shrapnel.
facing on a soil or rock embankment to prevent scour by water or weather
_ Materials (e.g. rock, riprap, or matting) or a structure placed to restrain underlying material from being transported away.
a facing of stone or cement to protect an embankment.
a facing (usually masonry) that supports an embankment
a facing of stone or other armoring material to protect a streambank or shoreline
a heavy facing, or armor, that protects the slope and adjacent upland from the erosive effects of wave scour
a sloping structure designed to protect the banks or bluffs of a coastline against the attack of waves and/or currents
a structure built to armor a sloping shoreline face usually composed of one or more layers of stone or concrete riprap
a sloping type of shoreline armoring often constructed from large, interlocking boulders. Revetments tend to have a rougher (less reflective) surface than seawalls.
Rigid or flexible armor placed to inhibit scour and lateral erosion (see bank revetment).
A natural (grass, aquatic plants, etc.) or artificial (concrete, stone, asphalt, earth, sand bag, etc.) covering (facing) to protect an embankment (raised structure made of soil, rock or other material) or other structure (such as a cliff) from erosion. ( revêtement)
Stone wall designed to hold an earth rampart
Rock, broken concrete, or other large durable materials layered to protect a stream bank from erosion.
facing of stone or concrete to sustain embankment.
Sandbag or earthen walls along side aircraft to protect them from scrapnel
A covering of cut stone, fine brick, or other solid facing material over a wall built of coarser materials. Also, surface covering used to reinforce a retaining wall, such as an embankment.
The sloping wall of stone or brickwork supporting the outer face of a rampart. A retaining wall
retaining-wall of a fortification.
Retaining wall to prevent erosion; to face a surface with stone slabs.
A retaining wall of masonry built for the purpose of holding back the earth of which the works are composed, e.g., for the scarp and counterscarp.
A support or reinforcing wall of earthworks or permanent fortifications was called a revetment. Sandbags, gabions, or fascines, revetted fieldworks; masonry revetments supported stone or brick forts.
A facing of stone, cement, sandbags, etc., used to protect a wall or embankment and constructed to restrain material from being transported away.
a wall or embankment to protect the shore from erosion or to act as a breakwater
A facing of stone to protect an embankment, or shore structure against erosion by wave action or currents.
A retaining wall of wood or masonry supporting the face of an earthwork (earthen rampart) on the side of the ditch.
A facing of masonry or stones to protect an embankment from erosion.
A covering or facing of stone work, usually over a brick or concrete wall, to make it more attractive.
Retaining wall; i.e. a wall supporting a bank of earth or mass of water
Bank protection to prevent erosion.
Material such as blocks of sod, trunks of small trees (pole revetting), or horizontally placed boards used to support the earthen walls on the interior of a field fortification. Pole revetting was the preferred choice.
A retaining wall supporting the sides of the trench. Made of lumber planks, tin sheets, or whatever could be found. (see trench diagram B)
a facing, generally made of stone, placed on a bank or bluff to protect a slope or embankment against erosion by wave action or currents.
the facing of the sides of a ditch or parapet.
a facing made of stone, concrete or other material to prevent erosion and/or collapse of an embankment or shoreline feature.
retaining wall constructed to support the interior slope of a parapet. Made of logs, wood planks, fence rails, fascines, gabions, hurdles, sods, or stones, the revetment provided additional protection from enemy fire, and, most importantly, kept the interior slope nearly vertical. Stone revetments commonly survive. A few log revetments have been preserved due to high resin pine or cypress and porous sandy soils. After an entrenchment was abandoned, many log or rail revetments were scavenged for other uses, causing the interior slope to slump more quickly. An interior slope will appear more vertical if the parapet eroded with the revetment still in place.
A cement structure used to support and embankment.
A man-made slope that is constructed along a shoreline and protected through the placement of erosion-resistant materials, typically separate layers of stone or chunks of concrete (known as "riprap"), sometimes along with filter fabric that is effective in preventing erosion from occurring behind the riprap.
decorative marble panels applied to masonry, usually below where the mosaic program began. A notable Late Byzantine example can be found at the Kariye Djami. See also thringion.
A facing of stone, concrete, etc., built parallel to the shoreline to protect a building or shore structure against erosion by waves or currents, similar in function to a seawall.
a support structure in civil engineering made of riprap (coarse armour stone) or concrete.
Revetments are structures placed on banks or cliffs in such a way as to absorb the energy of incoming water or explosives. They are usually built to preserve the existing uses of the shoreline and to protect the slope, as defense against bombs or artillery, or to secure an area from stored explosives.