sea wall

a strong wall or embankment to prevent the encroachments of the sea, serve as a breakwater, etc.

before 1000; Middle English; Old English: cliff over the sea

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

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Example sentences
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
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.
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