Sea wall
Sea wall Sea" wall` [AS. s[ae]weall.] A wall, or embankment, to resist encroachments of the sea. [1913 Webster]

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  • sea wall — sea walled, adj. a strong wall or embankment to prevent the encroachments of the sea, serve as a breakwater, etc. [bef. 1000; ME; OE: cliff over the sea] * * * sea wall noun A wall to keep out the sea • • • Main Entry: ↑sea * * * sea wall UK US …   Useful english dictionary

  • sea wall — sea walls N COUNT A sea wall is a wall built along the edge of the sea to stop the sea flowing over the land or destroying it. Cherbourg had a splendid harbour enclosed by a long sea wall …   English dictionary

  • sea wall — sea′ wall n. a strong wall or embankment to prevent the encroachments of the sea • Etymology: bef. 1000 …   From formal English to slang

  • sea wall — ► NOUN ▪ a wall or embankment erected to prevent the sea encroaching on an area of land …   English terms dictionary

  • sea wall — sea ,wall noun count a wall at the edge of the ocean that is built to stop the water from flowing onto the land …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • sea wall — n. a wall or embankment made to break the force of the waves and to protect the shore from erosion: also written seawall n …   English World dictionary

  • sea wall — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms sea wall : singular sea wall plural sea walls a wall at the edge of the sea that is built to stop the water from flowing onto the land …   English dictionary

  • sea wall — sea walled, adj. a strong wall or embankment to prevent the encroachments of the sea, serve as a breakwater, etc. [bef. 1000; ME; OE: cliff over the sea] * * * …   Universalium

  • sea wall — noun a wall or embankment erected to prevent the sea encroaching on an area of land …   English new terms dictionary

  • sea·wall — /ˈsiːˌwɑːl/ noun, pl walls [count] : a wall built to keep sea waves from coming up onto land …   Useful english dictionary

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