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Groyne - Wikipedia


A groyne is a rigid hydraulic structure built from an ocean shore (in coastal engineering) or from a bank (in rivers) that interrupts water flow and limits the ...

Summary 12: GROYNES - Scottish Natural Heritage


Groynes are cross-shore structures designed to reduce longshore transport on open beaches or to deflect nearshore currents within an estuary. On an open ...

Groynes - Coastal Wiki


Oct 24, 2012 ... This article is recommended by the editorial team. This article describes the features, possible effects and different types of groynes, which ...

Groyne | Define Groyne at Dictionary.com


"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  ...

groyne - definition of groyne in English | Oxford Dictionaries


a low wall or sturdy timber barrier built out into the se... Meaning, pronunciation, example sentences, and more from Oxford Dictionaries.

Groynes and breakwaters - Department of Environment, Water and ...


Groynes and breakwaters interrupt the alongshore movement of sand.

Groynes - BBC


One way to protect beaches from being swept away is to build barriers, called groynes. These trap sand which the waves have moved along the beach and ...

Groynes - for what purpose? - Coastal Engineering Solutions


Apr 7, 2014 ... Groynes are sometimes used as part of an erosion mitigation strategy on sandy beaches. But how do they work… and are they effective?

Groyne | Definition of Groyne by Merriam-Webster


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Groynes - definition of Groynes by The Free Dictionary


(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 ...