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Princeton's WordNet

  1. breakwater, groin, groyne, mole, bulwark, seawall, jettynoun

    a protective structure of stone or concrete; extends from shore into the water to prevent a beach from washing away

Wiktionary

  1. groynenoun

    A (usually wooden) structure that projects from a coastline to prevent erosion, longshore drift etc.; a breakwater

    Etymology: From groign, from grunium, grunia, from grunnium, from grunnire.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Groynenoun

    see Groin

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  1. Groyne

    A groyne is a rigid hydraulic structure built from an ocean shore or from a bank that interrupts water flow and limits the movement of sediment. In the ocean, groynes create beaches, or avoid having them washed away by longshore drift. In a river, groynes prevent erosion and ice-jamming, which in turn aids navigation. Ocean groynes run generally perpendicular to the shore, extending from the upper foreshore or beach into the water. All of a groyne may be under water, in which case it is a submerged groyne. The areas between groups of groynes are groyne fields. Groynes are generally made of wood, concrete, or rock piles, and placed in groups. They are often used in tandem with seawalls. Groynes, however, may cause a shoreline to be perceived as unnatural.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Groyne

    groin, n. a wooden breakwater. [Groin.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of groyne in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of groyne in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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