breakwater

breakwater
Synonyms and related words:
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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  • Breakwater — 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. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • breakwater — (n.) 1721, from BREAK (Cf. break) (v.) + WATER (Cf. water) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • breakwater — ► NOUN ▪ a barrier built out into the sea to protect a coast or harbour from the force of waves …   English terms dictionary

  • breakwater — [brāk′wôt΄ər] n. a barrier to break the impact of waves, as before a harbor: occasionally breakwall …   English World dictionary

  • breakwater — UK [ˈbreɪkˌwɔːtə(r)] / US [ˈbreɪkˌwɔtər] noun [countable] Word forms breakwater : singular breakwater plural breakwaters a strong wall that protects a beach from the force of the waves …   English dictionary

  • breakwater — /brayk waw teuhr, wot euhr/, n. a barrier that breaks the force of waves, as before a harbor. [1715 25; BREAK + WATER] * * * ▪ marine engineering       artificial offshore structure protecting a harbour, anchorage, or marina basin from water… …   Universalium

  • breakwater — [[t]bre͟ɪkwɔːtə(r)[/t]] breakwaters N COUNT A breakwater is a wooden or stone wall that extends from the shore into the sea and is built in order to protect a harbour or beach from the force of the waves …   English dictionary

  • breakwater — noun (C) a large strong wall built out into the sea to protect the shore from the force of the waves: forming a natural breakwater against the sea …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • breakwater — noun she found a submerged breakwater, constructed of parallel stone walls filled with rubble Syn: sea wall, jetty, barrier, mole, bulwark, groin, pier …   Thesaurus of popular words

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