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BREAKWATER

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A structure which protects a beach or harbour by breaking the force of the waves.

Harbour Wall (Non-Preferred)

Related Terms

Term Note
CAUSEWAY A road or pathway raised above surrounding low, wet or uneven ground.
HARBOUR A sheltered port for ships.
JETTY A mole or pier-like structure situated at the entrance of a harbour, or running out into a lake of the sea, so as to defend the harbour or coast.
PROMENADE A place for strolling, public walks, etc. Usually associated with coastal resorts.

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