Definition of sea wall in US English:

sea wall

noun

  • A wall or embankment erected to prevent the sea from encroaching on or eroding an area of land.

    • ‘Instead of taking the stairs, we scaled the sea wall.’
    • ‘Again, earlier this morning, it was not this windy, and not this much rain, but now, we have rain and water coming up against the sea wall here.’
    • ‘The sea wall protecting the wide promenade is blasted open at points.’
    • ‘Cyclists and rollerbladers stick to the ten-kilometre sealed track that skirts the edge of Stanley Park, following the sea wall.’
    • ‘The sea wall goes, unfortunately, all the way up to where I live and about 1,000 feet from the ocean front.’
    • ‘A spokesman for the agency said that the sea wall protects a large area of low-lying land against the risk of flooding.’
    • ‘This is the sea wall that was constructed after the big hurricane in 1900.’
    • ‘Two policemen helped me carry the man to the sea wall and lay him on his back.’
    • ‘Consequently, only small parties penetrated Dieppe itself and of the 27 tanks landed only 15 crossed the sea wall.’
    • ‘A sea wall was erected and nearly 80,000 yards of fill was required.’
    • ‘The seaward walls of the bund will be lined with a plastic membrane layer to prevent any fines and turbid water moving through the sea wall.’
    • ‘My mother received a call telling us that our boat had broken away from its mooring in a storm and was against a sea wall and dock.’
    • ‘There is so much graffiti along the sea wall and there are always broken bottles lying around.’
    • ‘To prevent future floods a sea wall was constructed and the level of the city elevated.’
    • ‘In addition to the landscaping of the promenade to improve access, the sea wall will be rebuilt and there are plans to build a plaza beside the Newcastle Centre.’
    • ‘Nowadays, though, the sea wall that was erected to keep the waves at bay is itself falling into the water.’
    • ‘She also spoke of residents' despair with the deteriorating state of the Killough Road alongside the damaged sea wall.’
    • ‘We think he might have banged his head on the sea wall but we can't be sure.’
    • ‘He added: ‘Repairs are going to be done on the sea wall which will probably start around mid summer.’’
    • ‘All along the road, water rose to the brim of the sea wall.’
    jetty, quay, wharf, dock, landing, landing stage, landing place, slipway, marina, waterfront, breakwater, mole, groyne, dyke, embankment
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Pronunciation

sea wall

/ˌsi ˈwɔl//ˌsē ˈwôl/