breakwater breakwater  /b ˈreɪ ˌkwɔ tər/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a protective structure of stone or concrete; extends from shore into the water to prevent a beach from washing away

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Actress Streep brings passion and skill to her richest role yet The camera sees gray clouds, a churning gray sea, the spray-lashed stones of a harbor breakwater, and at.
  2. By intercepting the waves, the breakwater will create a stillwater trap where the sand will settle before it gets lost in the canyon.
  3. Gilbert Gable proceeded to spend $750,000 doing it, most of the money going for a huge breakwater dock, an administration building, a new lumber mill.

News

  • An eagle at rest — or watching for prey | Reader photos

    This photo was submitted Wednesday morning by Steve Swann, a Port of Poulsbo commissioner. "[The] eagle was on the Port marina's south log-boom pile (breakwater)," Swann wrote.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: North Kitsap Herald

Quotes

  1. The brothers have finally "got through the breakwater of emotions" following Maurice's death, Gibb said.
    on Sep 8, 2009 By: Barry Gibb Source: guardian.co.uk

  2. "I use the Barwon Heads bridge, Breakwater bridge ...... and the bus interchange as examples that he is sending anti-jobs messages to local members and the State Government because I believe he is more interested in repaying the debts that he owes...
    on Mar 11, 2009 By: Michael Crutchfield Source: Geelong Advertiser

  3. "Plum Island, Joppa Flats and Plum Island breakwater seem to attract more than their share of rare species," Carson wrote, "and the hope of surprising an ornithological rarity gives zest to often repeated visits."
    on Apr 30, 2007 By: Rachel Carson Source: The Daily News of Newburyport

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