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Definition of "groyne" [groyne]

  • A (usually wooden) structure that projects from a coastline to prevent erosion, longshore drift etc.; a breakwater (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "groyne" in a sentence
  • "A wrong right: the zebra crossing in Dulwich A sign on Frington beach in Essex which should say 'groyne'"
  • "Unfortunately, this also reduces sand replenishment on the downdrift side, necessitating the construction of another groyne."
  • "The officer, always thinly clad (both through the state of his wardrobe and his dread of effeminate comfort), settled his bony shoulders against the rough stonework, and his heels upon a groyne, and gave his subordinate a nod, which meant, “Make no fuss, but out with it.”"
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