sea wall


noun

a strong wall or embankment to prevent the encroachments of the sea, serve as a breakwater, etc.

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Origin of sea wall

before 1000; Middle English; Old English: cliff over the sea

OTHER WORDS FROM sea wall

sea-walled, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for sea wall

sea wall

noun

a wall or embankment built to prevent encroachment or erosion by the sea or to serve as a breakwater

Derived forms of sea wall

sea-walled, adjective
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