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rip•rap



Pronunciation: (rip'rap"), [key]
n., v., -rapped, -rap•ping.


n.
1. a quantity of broken stone for foundations, revetments of embankments, etc.
2. a foundation or wall of stones thrown together irregularly.

v.t.
to construct with or strengthen by stones, either loose or fastened with mortar.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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