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breakwater
American English: /ˈbreɪkˌwɔdər/
British English: /ˈbreɪkwɔːtə/

Translation of breakwater in Spanish:

noun

  • Example sentences
    • In the 19th century the greatest engineering addition to the bay was the construction of Dun Laoghaire Harbour with its two-tiered breakwaters or piers and wonderful granite stonework.
    • The installation of groynes, breakwaters, or protective sea walls has knock-on effects on the natural circulation of water and sediment in the near-shore environment.
    • Big conger inhabit a number of environments, including deep water rock marks, harbours, jetties, piers, breakwaters and the odd sandy beach!

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