Definition of Groyne

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

Exact synonyms: Breakwater, Bulwark, Groin, Jetty, Mole, Seawall
Generic synonyms: Barrier
Derivative terms: Bulwark



Definition of Groyne

1. n. See Groin.

Definition of Groyne

1. Noun. A (usually wooden) structure that projects from a coastline to prevent erosion, longshore drift etc.; a breakwater ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Groyne

1. a structure built to protect a shore from erosion [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Groyne

growth rate of population
growth regulator
growth ring
growth rings
growth spurt
growth stock
growth substance
growthful
growthier
growthiest
growthiness
growthinesses
growths
growthwise
growthy
groyne (current term)
groynes
groze
grozed
grozes
grozing
grozing iron
grozing irons
grr
grrr
grrrl
grrrls
grub
grub out
grub up

Literary usage of Groyne

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1. Report of the Annual Meeting (1889)
"This form has been adopted with the present hotel-groyne; in effect Colonel Montagu's bays would be much wider than those of his predecessor, ..."

2. The Sea-coast: (1) Destruction (2) Littoral Drift (3) Protection by William Henry Wheeler (1902)
"The thick line at right angles to the coast shows the single large groyne. The dotted lines represent the number and position of low groynes as usually ..."

3. A Treatise on the Principles and Practice of Harbour Engineering by Brysson Cunningham (1908)
"Timber groyne. to the piles, or by means of bundles of brushwood bound with wire, the interstices between the bundles being packed with clay and shingle. ..."

4. A Treatise on the Principles and Practice of Harbour Engineering by Brysson Cunningham (1908)
"In some cases, the groyne is formed by sheet-piling driven continuously and ... Timber groyne. to the piles, or by means of bundles of brushwood bound with ..."

5. The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England by Edward Hyde Clarendon (1807)
"... Don Alonzo had bought of the King's goods, and then fent to the groyne, and which they did not then think could be decently brought to the palace, ..."

6. Hakluytus Posthumus, Or, Purchas His Pilgrimes: Contayning a History of the by Samuel Purchas (1906)
"... Armie since they entred in the groyne, till they came on the Coast of England, with two Ballets* com- ..."

7. Hakluytus posthumus: Contayning a History of the World in Sea Voyages and by Samuel Purchas (1906)
"... Armie since they entred in the groyne, till they came on the Coast of England, with two Ballets* com- * Like lips pounded by ..."

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