• (RP) IPA: /ˈbɹeɪkˌwɔːtə/

breakwater (plural breakwaters)

  1. a construction in or around a harbour designed to break the force of the sea and to provide shelter for vessels lying inside
  2. (nautical) a low bulkhead across the forecastle deck of a ship which diverts water breaking over the bows into the scuppers
  3. On beaches: a wooden or concrete barrier, usually perpendicular to the shore, intended to prevent the movement of sand along a coast.
Translations Translations
  • Italian: bulbo, bulbo di prua
  • German: Buhne, Wellenbrecher
  • Italian: diga foranea
  • Russian: волноре́з
  • Spanish: rompeolas

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