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English definition of “breakwater”

breakwater

noun [C]     /ˈbreɪkˌwɔː.tər/ US  /-ˌwɑː.t̬ɚ/
a very large wall that is built from the coast out into the sea to protect a beach or harbour from big wavesPorts and docksCoasts and beachesBays and gulfs
(Definition of breakwater noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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