seawall

[ UK /sˈiːwɔːl/ ]
NOUN
  1. a protective structure of stone or concrete; extends from shore into the water to prevent a beach from washing away
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How To Use seawall In A Sentence

  • A lone fisherman on a seawall is silhouetted against the sunset. The Sun
  • The tsunami was 46 ft. high and breeched the 19 ft. seawall that was meant to protect the Fukushima plant. Steven Cohen: Japan's Nuclear Catastrophe and Governor Andrew Cuomo's Policy to Close Indian Point
  • Once the sambuca was the center of attention, the other ships could draw up alongside the rest of the seawall and send troops up ladders with impunity. The Grass Crown
  • The island's seawall, which is more than 100 years old, also requires shoring up, and some 1.4 million square feet of historic buildings need restoration. City Readies Island Money
  • A power firm will now build a seawall and improve other tsunami defences. The Sun
  • Monday morning breakfast at Provence on Marinaside it's quiet on Mondays in Yaletown and then a stroll along the seawall is my favourite thing to do. Vancouver Hotel Help - And She Knits Too!
  • We're blowing all this money to build houses and ruin habitat with so-called beach renourishment and jetties, groins and seawalls.
  • A seawall at Herrington was broached by the surge, destroying large sections of docks.
  • The status quo conditions depend on the continued existence of riprap and seawalls, which in turn result in an unchanged distribution of beach conditions.
  • Wildlife reserves, seawall paths, an ancient forest, a flowery limestone wilderness. Times, Sunday Times
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