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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.
Tenders are invited for Construction of groynes using 100 kg to 500 kg granite stones and 2tonne and 5tonne tetrapods over non-woven geo textile mat as specified with contractors own casting and stocking yard for stones and tetrapods, formation of seawall connecting groyne
South Tyneside Parks Superintendant, Jim Pearson, was on the Groyne when the drama began.
Other LEGO models will be of the Museum & Art Gallery itself; Arbeia Roman Fort's West Gate; The Customs House; the EdwardianTown Hall; Souter Lighthouse; St Hilda's Church, Herd Groyne lighthouse and Haven Point leisure facility.
He then managed to doggy paddle to the Sandhills Islands groyne and climbed onto it.
The Keamari Groyne deepwater terminal also being awarded to HPH of Hong Kong has virtually made it a key player as KICT is also owned by it and with completion of third phase KICT may be in position to handle 750/1 mill TEUS.
A Maritime and Coastguard Agency spokesman said the man went in first to try to help the animals but it appears he fell and could have hit his head on a groyne.
He fell and apparently hit his head on a groyne before being swept out 100 yards to the end of the resort's pier.
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.