Definition of "riprap" [rip•rap]

  • 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. (noun)
  • To construct a riprap in or on. (verb-transitive)
  • To strengthen with a riprap. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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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