Jetties

Structures extending from the shore into a body of water and built to influence current or protect the entrance to a harbor or river from shoaling. For similar structures built to control or direct seashore erosions, use "groins (erosion protection works)"; use "wing dams" when such erosion control structures occur along banks of rivers or streams.

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2824
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jetties
jetty
havendammen Dutch
havendam Dutch
muelles Spanish
muelle Spanish

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Structures extending from the shore into a body of water and built to influence current or protect the entrance to a harbor or river from shoaling. For similar structures built to control or direct seashore erosions, use "groins (erosion protection works)"; use "wing dams" when such erosion control structures occur along banks of rivers or streams.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300006155. The J. Paul Getty Trust.