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
Three passengers died after the plane’s tail struck a seawall while landing on runway 28L — next to the runway where the Air Canada jet landed.
Chronic flooding can be avoided only by adaptation measures—seawalls, levees, and other barriers—or by moving away.
One of the most direct solutions for a coastal city is to construct a seawall.
The project also includes creating natural filtration systems, a seawall promenade, and rain gardens, all of which are nearly completed.
Concrete seawalls, like those used in places like Florida, Japan and the Netherlands, can provide an artificial barrier to the forces of the sea.
The improvements include replacement of the old picnic shelter with two new ones, the addition of a fully accessible canoe and kayak launch pier, a new seawall, and an expansion of the beach.
In Mandeville, Lakeshore Drive was still blocked with barricades Thursday morning, as the winds continued to push the lake against the seawall.
Most notably, a seawall was built 500 feet out into the lake and filled with sand to form the present-day park.
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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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