a strong wall or embankment to prevent the encroachments of the sea, serve as a breakwater, etc.
- sea-walled, adjective
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How to use sea wall in a sentence
Both Del Mar and Oceanside regularly dish out dollars to add sand to their shrinking beaches, in part, some believe, because property owners build sea walls to protect the cliff or property from waves, which means no room for the beach to grow.Sacramento Report: A Life Raft for Cities Dealing With Sea-Level Rise | MacKenzie Elmer and Sara Libby | June 25, 2021 | Voice of San Diego
Next, the tsunami breached the plant’s protective sea wall and swamped portions of the site.10 years after Fukushima, outdated nuclear power plants are still the norm | By Kurokawa & Meshkati/The Conversation | March 11, 2021 | Popular-Science
The city knows all of this but there are no plans yet in place to move people and property away from the shoreline or put stuff in the ocean to try and slow down the onslaught of wave energy, like a sea wall, cobblestone or artificial reef.San Diego’s Climate Challenges Will Still Be Here in 2021 – and Beyond | MacKenzie Elmer | January 1, 2021 | Voice of San Diego
Others will need defenses such as sea walls and flood gates — but those defenses might not be effective for long.Preserving cultural and historic treasures in a changing climate may mean transforming them | Erin Seekamp | November 22, 2020 | Washington Post
Others will need defenses like sea walls and flood gates—but those defenses might not be effective for long.Saving historical landmarks from climate change could mean altering them | By Erin Seekamp/The Conversation | November 17, 2020 | Popular-Science
The children who choose to jump off Akka's sea wall seize the right to own their own fates.'It's Better To Jump' Tackles Gentrification in Akka | Matt Lerner | November 20, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Somebody who lives near the café then called him to say the water had risen over the sea wall.
And then she saw Florrie Bagster, on the other side of the street, walking leisurely by the sea-wall, alone.Hilda Lessways | Arnold Bennett
On the near side, the sea-wall makes an elbow crooked inversely, and its end too has a lighthouse.Dracula | Bram Stoker
Elbows on the parapet of the sea-wall, they gaze out into the offing.Child Life In Town And Country | Anatole France
His house was upon a very high chalk rock, and a sea-wall of one-fifth the height would answer every purpose.
The estimate this gentleman made for the construction of a sea-wall—one that would stand—was ten thousand pounds.
British Dictionary definitions for sea wall
a wall or embankment built to prevent encroachment or erosion by the sea or to serve as a breakwater
- sea-walled, adjective
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