Breakwater



a barrier that breaks the force of waves, as before a harbor.
Historical Examples

Sons and Lovers David Herbert Lawrence
The Naval History of the United States Willis J. Abbot.
Oswald Langdon Carson Jay Lee
Peter Trawl W. H. G. Kingston
Yachting Vol. 1 Various.
A Spirit in Prison Robert Hichens
Mamie’s Watchword Joanna H. (Joanna Hooe) Mathews
Mayflower (Flor de mayo) Vicente Blasco Ibez
Somehow Good William de Morgan
Mayflower (Flor de mayo) Vicente Blasco Ibez

noun
Also called mole. a massive wall built out into the sea to protect a shore or harbour from the force of waves
another name for groyne
n.
breakwater
(brāk’wô’tər)
An offshore barrier, such as a jetty, that protects a harbor or shore from the full impact of waves.

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