- a barrier that breaks the force of waves, as before a harbor.
Origin of breakwater
Examples from the Web for breakwater
Historical Examples of breakwater
There were boys bathing still from the breakwater of the rocks.A Spirit in Prison
That bravado gave impetus to the pointed insolence on the Breakwater.
Yes, but his hand got well the moment the Mayflower was beyond the Breakwater.
Soon so many of them were in that the throng of the Breakwater was noticeably smaller.
As for doubling the Breakwater, he had given up hope of that!
- Also called: mole a massive wall built out into the sea to protect a shore or harbour from the force of waves
- another name for groyne
Word Origin and History for breakwater
- An offshore barrier, such as a jetty, that protects a harbor or shore from the full impact of waves.