groyne

noun
\ ˈgrȯin How to pronounce groyne (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web In the areas where groynes are present, there has been less erosion. New York Times, "City Studied Rockaway Erosion, Found No Issue. Then It Closed the Beach.," 24 May 2018

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First Known Use of groyne

1582, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for groyne

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“Groyne.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/groyne. Accessed 19 Apr. 2021.

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