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sea wall

a strong wall or embankment to prevent the encroachments of the sea, serve as a breakwater, etc.
Origin of sea wall
before 1000; Middle English; Old English: cliff over the sea
Related forms
sea-walled, adjective Unabridged
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  • We nuzzle up to land and jump onto the remnants of a sea wall.
  • Seems some graffiti artists claim a section of the sea wall and repaints once a year.
  • The sea wall, jetties and bridge piers are all habitats for coastal sea life.
  • If you walk around the gate to the edge of the water where the ferries dock, a bench snakes along the sea wall.
  • Another is the sea wall, adorned with bronze sculptures, including the famous sea horse.
  • The hotel overlooks the sea wall and one of the municipal beaches.
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  • The bench marks are located in the vicinity of the dock and along the sea wall behind the residence.
  • Come relax along the historic sea wall and watch the birds bob by or crew teams practicing.
  • New grading on site between structure and existing sea wall.
British Dictionary definitions for sea wall

sea wall

a wall or embankment built to prevent encroachment or erosion by the sea or to serve as a breakwater
Derived Forms
sea-walled, adjective
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