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pierhead

[peer-hed] /ˈpɪərˌhɛd/
noun
1.
the outermost end of a pier or wharf.
2.
(in the Great Lakes area) a breakwater.
Origin
1675-1685
1675-85; pier + head
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  • Channel dredging to project depth will be restricted to an area no closer than twenty-five feet to the existing pierhead line.
  • They are generally small individual light towers built to mark a channel or pierhead.
  • In the first phase of construction, a new bulkhead will be installed along the bulkhead and pierhead line.

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