"strong, low sea wall," 1580s, perhaps from obsolete groin "pig's snout" (c.1300; the wall so called because it was thought to look like one), from Old French groin ...
(Civil Engineering) a wall or jetty built out from a riverbank or seashore to control erosion. Also called: spur or breakwater. [C16: origin uncertain: perhaps altered ...
Apr 7, 2014
a low wall or sturdy timber barrier built out into the se... Meaning, pronunciation, example sentences, and more from Oxford Dictionaries.
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One way to protect beaches from being swept away is to build barriers, called