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English definition of “breakwater”


noun [C] uk   /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
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