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sea wall

noun
1.
a strong wall or embankment to prevent the encroachments of the sea, serve as a breakwater, etc.
Origin of sea wall
1000
before 1000; Middle English; Old English: cliff over the sea
Related forms
sea-walled, adjective
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  • The loons came semicircling along the sea wall, their necks aslant, and uttering cries in a mocking tone.

    True to His Home Hezekiah Butterworth
  • He started off along the sea wall toward the sound of the surf.

    Gambler's World John Keith Laumer
  • This is called the sea wall, and its smooth top, four feet wide, is a favorite promenade.

  • The sea wall should be divided into five sections of three miles each.

  • He left them to it; and went for a stroll down the sea wall.

    Happy Pollyooly Edgar Jepson
  • The starlight gleamed from the blade of his long knife as he stole his way round the cases which formed the sea wall of the cabin.

    The Ruined Cities of Zululand Hugh Mulleneux Walmsley
  • It sweeps around the sea wall and if any breeze is stirring in Bombay one may get it here at nightfall.

    The Critic in the Orient George Hamlin Fitch
  • That sea wall is low and long; sea-pinks grow on the salt grass that passes away into shingle at its foot.

    Ceres' Runaway Alice Meynell
British Dictionary definitions for sea wall

sea wall

noun
1.
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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