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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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PHOTO | KEVIN ODIT | NATION MEDIA GROUPProf Swazuri expressed concern that sea walls had been constructed in various areas along the Coast line, adding that ecological sensitivity of the area will not allow it to be reclaimed.
There are several anti-erosion measures in place around Trinidad, ranging from sea walls to rubble revetments.
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 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.
Operating much of the time on only two to four hours of sleep per day, Clark and his men repeatedly penetrated enemy lines in death-defying missions to measure the sea walls, explore the mud flats, determine enemy troop strength, locate the gun placements, and determine if and where mines had been laid.