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  • n. Alternative spelling of seawall.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A wall, or embankment, to resist encroachments of the sea.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A strong wall or embankment on the shore, designed to prevent encroachments of the sea, to form a breakwater, etc. See cut in preceding column.
  • n. An embankment of stones thrown up by the waves on a shore.

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


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