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Noun: breakwater  'breyk,wo-tu(r)
  1. A protective structure of stone or concrete; extends from shore into the water to prevent a beach from washing away
    - groin, groyne, mole, bulwark, seawall, jetty
Verb: break water  breyk wo-tu(r)
  1. Show the fins above the water while swimming
    "The sharks were breaking water near the surface";
    - fin

Derived forms: breaking water, broke water, breakwaters, broken water, breaks water

Type of: barrier, swim

Encyclopedia: Breakwater, Geelong

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