jason christoper hartley

May 20, 2006

Word of the Day – revetment

Filed under: Word of the Day — Jason Christopher Hartley @ 3:37 am

re·vet·ment
n.

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

From One Bullet Away, but Nathaniel Fick:

Jacobabad was a spook fest. A different team of scruffy-looking commandos lived in each revetment. “Lockheed and Boeing contractors” — masquerading CIA and Delta Force operators — mingled with Royal Marines, Special Air Service troopers, Air Force pilots, SEALs, and others. A mantainence crew patched bullet holes in a helicopter, while another group played touch football on the taxiway next to them.

One Bullet Away

The American Heritage Dictionary, Fourth Edition

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