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sea wall

Syllabification: sea wall

Definition of sea wall in English:

noun

A wall or embankment erected to prevent the sea from encroaching on or eroding an area of land.
Example sentences
  • A spokesman for the agency said that the sea wall protects a large area of low-lying land against the risk of flooding.
  • To prevent future floods a sea wall was constructed and the level of the city elevated.
  • Nowadays, though, the sea wall that was erected to keep the waves at bay is itself falling into the water.

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