breakwaternoun [ C ]uk /ˈbreɪkˌwɔː.tər/ us /ˈbreɪkˌwɑː.t̬ɚ/
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- Beyond the breakwater little tufts of silvery foam flashed on the rollers, and a solitary steamer steered steadily for the horizon.
- I have landed twice at the Cape in a small boat, and I think a breakwater can be built, at small cost, so as to make a safe harbour at all seasons.
- Master Hardy had also seen the ship out, and, perched on the extreme end of the breakwater, he remained watching until she was hull down on the horizon.
- On the shore below the farm lay the little boat harbour, sheltered by a breakwater of heavy stone.
- Passers-by saw only an old sailboat anchored at the deserted and rotting wharf up nearest the breakwater.