breakwater definition

  • noun:
    • A barrier that protects a harbor or coast from the complete influence of waves.
    • a construction in or about a harbour made to break the power of this water and also to offer refuge for vessels lying inside
    • a decreased bulkhead throughout the forecastle deck of a ship which diverts water breaking across bows into the scuppers
    • On shores: a wooden or tangible buffer, frequently perpendicular towards the shore, intended to stop the movement of sand along a coast.
    • Any construction or contrivance, as a mole, or a wall on mouth of a harbor, to break the force of waves, and afford defense against their particular physical violence.
    • Any structure or contrivance, as a mole, mound, wall, or sunken hulk, providing to break the force of waves and protect a harbor or something confronted with the force associated with waves.
    • a protective framework of rock or concrete; extends from shore in to the liquid to stop a beach from cleansing away
    • A barrier that protects a harbor or shore through the complete influence of waves.
    • a construction in or about a harbour made to break the force of this water and to offer refuge for vessels lying inside
    • the lowest bulkhead over the forecastle deck of a ship which diverts water breaking on the bows in to the scuppers
    • On shores: a wooden or tangible buffer, often perpendicular to the coast, designed to avoid the movement of sand along a coast.
    • Any framework or contrivance, as a mole, or a wall in the lips of a harbor, to split the force of waves, and pay for protection from their particular physical violence.
    • Any structure or contrivance, as a mole, mound, wall surface, or sunken hulk, providing to split the power of waves and shield a harbor or such a thing exposed to the force associated with the waves.
    • a protective framework of rock or concrete; extends from shore to the water to prevent a beach from washing away
  • verb:
    • show the fins over the water while swimming
    • reveal the fins above the water while swimming

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