breakwater

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noun break·wa·ter \ˈbrāk-ˌwȯ-tər, -ˌwä-\

Definition of breakwater

  1. :  an offshore structure (as a wall) protecting a harbor or beach from the force of waves

Circa 1769

First Known Use of breakwater

circa 1769

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BREAKWATER Defined for English Language Learners

breakwater

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noun break·wa·ter \ˈbrāk-ˌwȯ-tər, -ˌwä-\

Definition of breakwater for English Language Learners

  • : a wall that is built out into the sea to protect a harbor or beach from the force of waves


BREAKWATER Defined for Kids

breakwater

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noun break·wa·ter \ˈbrāk-ˌwȯ-tər, -ˌwä-\

Definition of breakwater for Students

  1. :  an offshore wall to protect a beach or a harbor from the sea


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