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- n. A (usually wooden) structure that projects from a coastline to prevent erosion, longshore drift etc.; a breakwater
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See groin.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See groin, 3.
- n. An obsolete form of groin.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a protective structure of stone or concrete; extends from shore into the water to prevent a beach from washing away
From Old French groign, from Late Latin grunium, grunia, from Medieval Latin grunnium ("snout"), from Latin grunnire ("grunt like a pig"). (Wiktionary)