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groyne

 (groin) Chiefly British
n.
Variant of groin2.

groyne

(ɡrɔɪn) or

groin

n
(Civil Engineering) a wall or jetty built out from a riverbank or seashore to control erosion. Also called: spur or breakwater
[C16: origin uncertain: perhaps altered from groin]

groin

(grɔɪn)

n.
1. the fold or hollow where the thigh joins the abdomen.
2. the general region of this fold or hollow.
3. Archit. the curved line or edge formed by the intersection of two vaults.
4. Also, groyne. a small jetty extending from a shore to prevent beach erosion.
v.t.
5. Archit. to form with groins.
[1350–1400; earlier grine, Middle English grinde; compare Old English grynde abyss, akin to grund bottom, ground1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.groyne - a protective structure of stone or concretegroyne - a protective structure of stone or concrete; extends from shore into the water to prevent a beach from washing away
barrier - a structure or object that impedes free movement
Translations

groyne

[grɔɪn] Nespolón m

groyne

nBuhne f

groyne

[grɔɪn] nfrangiflutti m inv
References in classic literature ?
Having been thus harassed in my thoughts, my old pilot, to whom I communicated everything, pressed me earnestly not to go by sea, but either to go by land to the Groyne, and cross over the Bay of Biscay to Rochelle, from whence it was but an easy and safe journey by land to Paris, and so to Calais and Dover; or to go up to Madrid, and so all the way by land through France.
Timber groynes on bournemouths beach are subject to high loading forces, abrasion and degradation by marine borers, specifically gribble.
12pm after the report of a fully clothed man entering the water near rock groynes at the entrance to the town's harbour.
Officers are appealing for information to establish if a woman seen climbing on groynes at they city's beach that evening was her.
The UK Coastguard received a 999 call that one tractor, being used to tow a broken-down tractor from Redcar to Marske, had become stuck on the timber groynes near the Stray Cafe.
The project plan consists of constructing five groynes normal to the beach with lengths ranging between 135 and 165 meters; and beach nourishment in Umm Suqeim 1.
Dubai: The civic body on Sunday announced that it will construct five groynes as part of its Umm Suqeim Rehabilitation Project to protect the marine and coastal environment at a cost of Dh35 million.
The five groynes will range in length between 135 and 165 metres while 760,000 cubic metres of sand will be used for stabilisation and replenishment work.
Accordingly, it has been decided to stabilize the Umm Suqeim 1 beach by constructing five groynes normal to the shoreline in addition to nourishing the beach to maintain its equilibrium orientation.
One of the main advantages of groynes, the official said, is that there will be minor change in the wave characteristics unlike the nearshore breakwaters which drastically change the wave characteristics by preventing the waves from reaching the shore.
The three agencies were able to release and tow a yacht that had become caught on the groynes off the New Brighton coast on Monday.
Old timber fences have now been replaced, two rock breakwaters and two rock groynes were constructed and thousands of tonnes of shingle were imported and laid to create banks.