Examples of groyne in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Dotted along the shoreline are dredgers completing work to add artificial sand, groynes, jetties and breakwaters to prevent further coastal erosion. Time, 3 Aug. 2023 In the areas where groynes are present, there has been less erosion. New York Times, 24 May 2018

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First Known Use

1582, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of groyne was in 1582

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“Groyne.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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