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Definition of breakwater noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

breakwater

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈbreɪkˌwɔt̮ər//
 
, NAmE//ˈbreɪkˌwɑt̮ər//
 
 
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a wall built out into the ocean to protect the shore or harbor from the force of the waves
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