seawall

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noun sea·wall \ˈsē-ˌwȯl\

Definition of seawall

  1. :  a wall or embankment to protect the shore from erosion or to act as a breakwater

15th Century

First Known Use of seawall

15th century


SEAWALL Defined for English Language Learners

seawall

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noun sea·wall \ˈsē-ˌwȯl\

Definition of seawall for English Language Learners

  • : a wall built to keep sea waves from coming up onto land


SEAWALL Defined for Kids

seawall

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noun sea·wall \ˈsē-ˌwȯl\

Definition of seawall for Students

  1. :  a bank or a wall to prevent sea waves from eroding the shore


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