groyne

[ groin ]
/ grɔɪn /

noun

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groyne

esp US groin

/ (ɡrɔɪn) /

noun

a wall or jetty built out from a riverbank or seashore to control erosionAlso called: spur, breakwater

Word Origin for groyne

C16: origin uncertain: perhaps altered from groin
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