Term of the Road Dictionary

riprap

  • Language : PIARC Road Dictionary / English
  • Theme : Roads Construction Earthworks
  • Definition : Rock or other material used to armour shorelines, streambeds, bridge abutments, pilings and other shoreline structures against scour, water or ice erosion. Note: it is made from a variety of rock types, commonly granite or limestone, and occasionally concrete rubble from building and paving demolition.
  • Synonyms : rip-rap / rockfill

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