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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