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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.
The works complement recent coastal protection works undertaken by DELWP between St Leonards pier including a beach renourishment, anchoring timber groyne to capture net sand drift from the beach renourishment, coastal erosion protection works either side of the timber groyne.
Bounds Hendon groyne (groyne excluded) to Saddleback rock (south pier pegged 160).
Mr Fowler said: "It was a joint manoeuvre and all the time while it was on the groyne our ski stayed on site to make sure if it did go over the crew were catered for.
He fell and apparently hit his head on a groyne before being swept out 100 yards to the end of the resort's pier.
A Coastguard spokesman said it appeared he had hit his head on a groyne after diving in.
Kevin Reynolds, 52, ran into the water but was thrown around by waves and knocked unconscious when his head hit a groyne, police believe.
The scope of work of Marine Protection Works consist of (a) construction of New Manora Breakwater of about 1200 metres and construction of concrete pedestrian access alongwith shore side (b) construction of Oyster Rocks Breakwater of about 2500 metres (c) construction of Keamari Groyne Extension of about 300 metres, construction of Keamari Groyn Stub Breakwater of about 275 metres.
Despite repeated radio and TV warnings to keep away from the savage sea, the pair took a stroll on a groyne by Brighton's Palace Pier.
Few ladies would be tempted to ask for a pint of Recked 'Em, Willie Warmer or Old Groyne.
Natural sand-drift along Adelaide's 20-kilometre beach is set to be further interrupted by a groyne for a boat harbour.