Riprap

Layers, facings, or protective embankments comprised of large irregular and randomly placed stones to prevent erosion, scour, or sloughing; also the stone so used.

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Go Historic ID
2826
Names
riprap
stortstenen Dutch
stortsteen Dutch
espigones Spanish
espigón Spanish
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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300006158. The J. Paul Getty Trust.