sea wall


sea wall
sea-walled, adj.
a strong wall or embankment to prevent the encroachments of the sea, serve as a breakwater, etc.
[bef. 1000; ME; OE: cliff over the sea]

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sea wall noun
A wall to keep out the sea
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Main Entry:sea

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sea wall UK US noun [countable] [singular sea wall plural sea walls]
a wall at the edge of the sea that is built to stop the water from flowing onto the land
Thesaurus: walls built outside for defencehyponym farm buildings and structures where animals are kepthyponym

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sea wall,
a strong wall or embankment made especially to keep the waves from wearing away the shore or to act as a breakwater: »

Sea walls to protect the Netherlands against flooding from the sea were the unanimous recommendation of the Government's Delta Commission (Warren E. Howland).

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n. a wall or embankment erected to prevent the sea from encroaching on or eroding an area of land

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ˌsea ˈwall [sea wall] noun
a large strong wall built to stop the sea from flowing onto the land

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • sea wall — sea walls N COUNT A sea wall is a wall built along the edge of the sea to stop the sea flowing over the land or destroying it. Cherbourg had a splendid harbour enclosed by a long sea wall …   English dictionary

  • Sea wall — [AS. s[ae]weall.] A wall, or embankment, to resist encroachments of the sea. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sea wall — sea′ wall n. a strong wall or embankment to prevent the encroachments of the sea • Etymology: bef. 1000 …   From formal English to slang

  • sea wall — ► NOUN ▪ a wall or embankment erected to prevent the sea encroaching on an area of land …   English terms dictionary

  • sea wall — sea ,wall noun count a wall at the edge of the ocean that is built to stop the water from flowing onto the land …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • sea wall — n. a wall or embankment made to break the force of the waves and to protect the shore from erosion: also written seawall n …   English World dictionary

  • sea wall — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms sea wall : singular sea wall plural sea walls a wall at the edge of the sea that is built to stop the water from flowing onto the land …   English dictionary

  • sea wall — sea walled, adj. a strong wall or embankment to prevent the encroachments of the sea, serve as a breakwater, etc. [bef. 1000; ME; OE: cliff over the sea] * * * …   Universalium

  • sea wall — noun a wall or embankment erected to prevent the sea encroaching on an area of land …   English new terms dictionary

  • sea·wall — /ˈsiːˌwɑːl/ noun, pl walls [count] : a wall built to keep sea waves from coming up onto land …   Useful english dictionary


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