noun Date: 15th century a wall or embankment to protect the shore from erosion or to act as a breakwater

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  • Seawall — A seawall is a form of hard and strong coastal defence constructed on the inland part of a coast to reduce the effects of strong waves. In Britain, sea wall also refers to an earthen bank used to create a polder ndash; a dike. Seawalls may be… …   Wikipedia

  • seawall — a structure built to prevent erosion by wave action …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • seawall — sea·wall also sea wall (sēʹwôl ) n. An embankment to prevent erosion of a shoreline. * * * …   Universalium

  • seawall — noun a coastal defence in the form of an embankment …   Wiktionary

  • seawall — Synonyms and related words: abutment, anchorage, anchorage ground, arc boutant, arch dam, backstop, bamboo curtain, bank, bar, barrage, barrier, basin, beam, bear trap dam, beaver dam, berth, boom, breakwater, breastwork, brick wall, buffer,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • seawall — sea|wall [ˌsi:ˈwo:l US ˈsi:wo:l] n a wall built beside the sea to stop the water from flowing onto the land …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • seawall — noun (C) a wall built along the edge of the sea to stop the water from flowing over an area of land …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • seawall — /ˈsiwɔl/ (say seewawl) noun a strong wall or embankment to prevent the advance of the sea, act as a breakwater, etc …   Australian English dictionary

  • seawall — noun a protective structure of stone or concrete; extends from shore into the water to prevent a beach from washing away • Syn: ↑breakwater, ↑groin, ↑groyne, ↑mole, ↑bulwark, ↑jetty • Derivationally related forms: ↑bulwark …   Useful english dictionary

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