Breakwater

A pile of rough stones placed in front of a structure, such as pier in the water, that is used to break the force of water waves to prevent erosion.
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Breakwater

A structure built on the forecastle of a ship intended to divert water away from the forward superstructure or gun mounts.
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breakwater

A wall built seaward of a coast to intercept incoming waves and so protect a harbor or shore. Breakwaters are typically built parallel to the coast.
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Breakwater

(1) A structure protecting a HARBOR, anchorage, or BASIN from waves. (2) (SMP) Offshore structure aligned parallel to the SHORE, sometimes shore-connected, that provides protection from waves.
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breakwater

[n] - a protective structure of stone or concrete
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Breakwater

• (n.) Any structure or contrivance, as a mole, or a wall at the mouth of a harbor, to break the force of waves, and afford protection from their violence.
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breakwater

groin noun a protective structure of stone or concrete; extends from shore into the water to prevent a beach from washing away
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Breakwater

[structure] Breakwaters are structures constructed on coasts as part of coastal defense or to protect an anchorage from the effects of both weather and longshore drift. ==Purposes of breakwaters== Breakwaters, also called bulkheads, reduce the intensity of wave action in inshore waters and thereby reduce coastal erosion or provide safe harb...
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Breakwater

Break'wa`ter noun Any structure or contrivance, as a mole, or a wall at the mouth of a harbor, to break the force of waves, and afford protection from their violence.
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Breakwater

A breakwater is a work constructed in front of a harbour to serve as a protection against the violence of the waves. The name is also given to any structure which is erected in the sea with the object of breaking the force of the waves without and producing a calm within, such as the common breakwaters found extending into the sea along Britain's c...
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breakwater

A protective wall built offshore and usually parallel to the shore.
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Breakwater

A structure built on the forecastle of a ship intended to divert water away from the forward superstructure or gun mounts.
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breakwater

artificial offshore structure protecting a harbour, anchorage, or marina basin from water waves. Breakwaters intercept longshore currents and tend ... [3 related articles]
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breakwater

barrier that protects a harbor or shore from the full impact of waves.
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breakwater

breakwater, offshore structure to protect a harbor from wave energy or deflect currents. When it also serves as a pier, it is called a quay; when covered by a roadway it is called a mole. In the United States a breakwater commonly consists of a long mound of stone rubble and of cheaper materials lik...
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