Groins

Long, narrow, permeable or impermeable protective structures built out from a seashore to check or increase erosion. For similar structures located along a river or stream bank, use "wing dams"; when such structures are built to control shoaling, use "jetties (erosion protection works).".

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2821
Names
groins American English
groin American English
groynes British English
groyne British English
stroomdammen Dutch
stroomdam Dutch
aristas de encuentro Spanish
arista de encuentro Spanish
espigón Spanish

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Long, narrow, permeable or impermeable protective structures built out from a seashore to check or increase erosion. For similar structures located along a river or stream bank, use "wing dams"; when such structures are built to control shoaling, use "jetties (erosion protection works)."

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300006149. The J. Paul Getty Trust.