Definition of "riprap" [rip•rap]

  • (noun) A loose assemblage of broken stones erected in water or on soft ground as a foundation.
  • (noun) The broken stones used for such a foundation.
  • (verb-transitive) To construct a riprap in or on.
  • (verb-transitive) To strengthen with a riprap.

Use "riprap" in a sentence

  • "Plus, I learned the word riprap-previously used in the"
  • "The boulders, called riprap, are designed to protect erosion at the base of the 15-foot concrete structure,"
  • "Crews working for Skagit County broke up the dike, also known as riprap, late last month as part of a $1.2 million project that will stretch into next year."

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