sea wall

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Origin of sea wall

before 1000; Middle English; Old English: cliff over the sea
Related formssea-walled, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for sea wall

barrier, breakwater, dike, embankment, jetty

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British Dictionary definitions for sea wall

sea wall

  1. a wall or embankment built to prevent encroachment or erosion by the sea or to serve as a breakwater
Derived Formssea-walled, adjective
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