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Pronunciation:  'breyk`wotur

WordNet Dictionary
[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
\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
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