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Meaning of BREAKWATER

Pronunciation:  'breyk`wotur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a protective structure of stone or concrete; extends from shore into the water to prevent a beach from washing away
 

BREAKWATER is a 10 letter word that starts with B.

 

 Synonyms: bulwark, groin, groyne, jetty, mole, seawall
 
 See Also: barrier

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Break"wa`ter\, n.
Any structure or contrivance, as a mole, or a wall at the
mouth of a harbor, to break the force of waves, and afford
protection from their violence.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: abutment, anchorage, anchorage ground, arc-boutant, arch dam, backstop, bamboo curtain, bank, bar, barrage, barrier, basin, beam, bear-trap dam, beaver dam, berth, bill, boom, breastwork, brick wall, buffer, bulkhead, bulwark, buttress, buttress pier, buttressing, cape, chersonese, cofferdam, coral reef, dam, defense, delta, dike, ditch, dock, dockage, dockyard, dry dock, earthwork, embankment, fence, flying buttress, foreland, gate, gravity dam, groin, hanging buttress, harbor, harborage, haven, head, headland, hook, hydraulic-fill dam, iron curtain, jam, jetty, jutty, landing, landing place, landing stage, leaping weir, levee, logjam, marina, milldam, moat, mole, moorings, mound, mull, naze, ness, parapet, peninsula, pier, pier buttress, point, port, portcullis, promontory, protected anchorage, quay, rampart, reef, retaining wall, road, roadblock, roads, roadstead, rock-fill dam, sandspit, seaport, seawall, shipyard, shoulder, shutter dam, slip, spit, spur, stone wall, tongue, wall, weir, wharf, wicket dam, work
 

 

 

 

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