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  • noun Plural form of breakwater.

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Examples

  • The coast of the island consists of a succession of gulfs and bays, many of which, though not sufficiently land-locked to form natural harbours, would be capable, with the addition of some artificial works, such as breakwaters, &c., of affording safe anchorage in all the preuailing winds.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • Nor have such women been less the helps, fitted, if need be, to act as "breakwaters" to protect the calm of a man engaged in any great work.

    The Education of American Girls

  • He also criticized the bill because it does not protect surfing sites from man-made intrusions, such as breakwaters that could affect surf.

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  • He also criticized the bill because it does not protect surfing sites from man-made intrusions, such as breakwaters that could affect surf.

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  • The coast of the island consists of a succession of gulfs and bays, many of which, though not sufficiently land-locked to form natural harbours, would be capable, with the addition of some artificial works, such as breakwaters, &c., of affording safe anchorage in all the preuailing winds.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation — Volume 05 Central and Southern Europe

  • While some Romance languages also found use for *stuppāre-derived words, the Late Latin concept—and the associated technique of using tow to form plugs in breakwaters—was helpful where the Rhine flowed, and where seasonal flooding called for seasonal stopping up of rising river waters.

    The English Is Coming!

  • While some Romance languages also found use for *stuppāre-derived words, the Late Latin concept—and the associated technique of using tow to form plugs in breakwaters—was helpful where the Rhine flowed, and where seasonal flooding called for seasonal stopping up of rising river waters.

    The English Is Coming!

  • Less clear is whether the sea walls and breakwaters that surrounded at least 40% of Japan's coastline should be rebuilt, after so many crumbled in the face of nature's fury.

    Japanese towns reconsider sea walls after deadly tsunami

  • Less clear is whether the sea walls and breakwaters that surrounded at least 40% of Japan's coastline should be rebuilt, after so many crumbled in the face of nature's fury.

    Japanese towns reconsider sea walls after deadly tsunami

  • Here's Grand Caribe Real Hotel's solution; they built breakwaters in order to divert the flow of sand from other beachfront hotels, to theirs.

    Tourism in Mexico City, Cancun and Ajijic

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