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also sea wall  (sē′wôl′)
An embankment to prevent erosion of a shoreline.

sea wall

1. a wall or embankment built to prevent encroachment or erosion by the sea or to serve as a breakwater
ˈsea-ˌwalled adj

sea′ wall`

a strong wall or embankment to prevent the encroachments of the sea.
[before 1000]

sea wall

ndiga marittima
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But this year's count found 18 brown hares, with leverets - young hares - seen lazing on the shingle among gorse bushes and adults chasing each other along the sea walls.
Cuomo announced the progress in reconstructing bulkheads and sea walls destroyed by Superstorm Sandy in the community of Sea Gate.
Taking care to remember the real dangers of being by the sea when the water is high, watching the water lapping and splashing and occasionally exploding against rocks and sea walls is compelling.
He said Wales' solid sea defence walls are good at keeping the sea out but areas without sea walls nearby are under increased threat.
Existing sea walls were built in the late 19th Century and now protect heavily developed areas of Colwyn Bay including residential and commercial properties, the A55 Expressway and North Wales coast railway.
The hot water has the ability to remove the oil from sea walls or riprap, and the vacuum sucks up the oil and water mix at the base of the sea wall.
The tombstoning craze has been linked to several deaths as thrill seekers jump into the sea from cliffs, sea walls and piers.
The storm, called Xynthia, unleashed gale force winds and torrential rains on Sunday, destroying roads and houses and smashed sea walls along the French coast.
While the cost of the actual pier is not expensive, sea walls are costly.
He added: "We would again urge people not to go near sea walls or piers in stormy conditions because the waves will kill you.
Lyme Regis, a gateway town to the Dorset World Heritage Site, is situated on one of the most unstable and actively eroding stretches of coastline in the UK and over the centuries, various coast defence structures - including sea walls and the famous 13th-century Cobb have been constructed to protect the town against attack from the sea.
In the absence of man-made defences such as sea walls, the annual damage to property and roads in these areas exceeds pounds 2bn.