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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 ...

Groynes - A guide to managing coastal erosion in beach/dune systems


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 - 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.

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  ...

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 - 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 ...

Groyne | Definition of Groyne by Merriam-Webster


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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?