seawall

seawall
noun (C) a wall built along the edge of the sea to stop the water from flowing over an area of land

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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  • Seawall (Vancouver) — The seawall in Vancouver, Canada is a stone wall that was constructed around the perimeter of Stanley Park to prevent the erosion of the park s foreshore. Colloquially, the term also denotes the pedestrian, bicycle, and roller blading pathway on… …   Wikipedia

  • seawall — noun Date: 15th century a wall or embankment to protect the shore from erosion or to act as a breakwater …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • seawall — a structure built to prevent erosion by wave action …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • seawall — sea·wall also sea wall (sēʹwôl ) n. An embankment to prevent erosion of a shoreline. * * * …   Universalium

  • seawall — noun a coastal defence in the form of an embankment …   Wiktionary

  • seawall — 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, boom, breakwater, breastwork, brick wall, buffer,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • seawall — sea|wall [ˌsi:ˈwo:l US ˈsi:wo:l] n a wall built beside the sea to stop the water from flowing onto the land …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • seawall — /ˈsiwɔl/ (say seewawl) noun a strong wall or embankment to prevent the advance of the sea, act as a breakwater, etc …  

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