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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Breakwater  \Break"wa`ter\,  n. 
  Any  structure  or  contrivance,  as  a  mole,  or  a  wall  at  the 
  mouth  of  a  harbor,  to  break  the  force  of  waves,  and  afford 
  protection  from  their  violence. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  breakwater 
  n  :  a  protective  structure  of  stone  or  concrete;  extends  from 
  shore  into  the  water  to  prevent  a  beach  from  washing  away 
  [syn:  {groin},  {groyne},  {mole},  {bulwark},  {seawall},  {jetty}] 




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