- Loose stone used to form a foundation for a breakwater or other structure: the rock was used extensively for ballast and riprap [as modifier]: a riprap breakwaterMore example sentences
- Both the pool and its protective lining of stone riprap must be properly sized.
- Therefore, the texture of the bottoms of channels should be made rough with vegetation or riprap, and outlet structures should be properly designed with energy dissipaters.
- A rock and log structure was placed within the riprap and willow structures to improve instream habitat for fish.
verb (ripraps, riprapping, riprapped)[with object] Back to top
- Strengthen with riprap: incentives to keep landowners from riprapping riverbanksMore example sentences
- A creek near the back of the house was riprapped with large chunks of sidewalk that were jackhammered out
- A large section of streambank was riprapped to prevent the landowner's septic system and 20 feet of severely slumping shoreline from washing into the brook.
mid 19th century: reduplication of rap1.
More definitions of riprapDefinition of riprap in:
- The US English dictionary