Definition of seawall
: a wall or embankment to protect the shore from erosion or to act as a breakwater
Recent Examples of seawall from the Web
Fortunately for the crew, the boat got right up to the seawall, but the keel dug into the shallow bottom, and prevented the boat from impacting the concrete.
The city and the Florida Inland Navigation District, (FIND) a state agency that funds waterfront improvements, built a new seawall and baywalk on the parcel’s eastern edge several years ago, at a cost of $4.2 million.
Back in the 1980s and '90s, more than 25 ships lined the seawall downtown, with half a dozen berthed elsewhere, sailors flooding local businesses with cash.
George Murdoch, municipal operations co-director for the city, said Thursday morning that the workers had removed a private seawall cap from a lot fronting a part of Newport Harbor known as the Rialto Channel.
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First Known Use of seawall
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Definition of seawall for English Language Learners
: a wall built to keep sea waves from coming up onto land
SEAWALL Defined for Kids
Definition of seawall for Students
: a bank or a wall to prevent sea waves from eroding the shore
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