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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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This would be followed by building giant sea walls on the western and eastern sides of the bay.
* preparation of an architectural design for a new casino building, including sea walls * preparation of a design for the outside construction so that the new casino building is optimally integrated spatially with regard to the sea, the sea wall and the epernayplein * the construction of the new casino building in middelkerke, including sea walls * designing and building an underground parking space * maintenance both technical and building physical (optional) this contract does not include the operation of the casino building, neither for the gambling component, nor for the other components (hotel, catering, events, etc.).
Over 3,000 residents of Mkokoni and Kizingitini areas in Lamu East risk having their houses swept away by the Indian Ocean waters after their sea walls collapsed and caved in.
Constructing sea walls has been Kerala's main defense against the drastic erosion.
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.
Units are also being used to remove oil from sea walls. These vacuums are equipped with a hot box that produces water up to 130 degrees Fahrenheit.
"Either we build [new] sea walls, in which case they need to be taller and taller ...
While the cost of the actual pier is not expensive, sea walls are costly.
Once swept into the water it is very difficult to get out because the sea wall is curved and slippery." He added: "We would again urge people not to go near sea walls or piers in stormy conditions because the waves will kill you." In 1983 three policemen drowned trying to save a dog in high seas at Blackpool.