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seawall [2 records]

Record 1 2006-07-21

English

Subject field(s)
  • Hydrology and Hydrography
  • Dams and Causeways
DEF

A wall or embankment to resist encroachments of the sea.

DEF

a stone structure, usually solid, built along the waterfront to prevent encroachment of the sea.

DEF

A concrete, stone, or metal wall or embankment constructed along a shore to reduce wave erosion and encroachment by the sea.

Key term(s)
  • sea wall

French

Domaine(s)
  • Hydrologie et hydrographie
  • Barrages et chaussées
CONT

[...] la défense des plages de galets en érosion [...] doit comporter en même temps des ouvrages transversaux, ou épis et un ouvrage longitudinal à la partie supérieure de l'estran. [...] les travaux de défense ne doivent comporter que des ouvrages longitudinaux, assez robustes, pour résister à l'action prédominante des lames.

CONT

[les] ouvrages longitudinaux [...] peuvent avoir la forme, suivant les circonstances, de simples revêtements inclinés [...] ou de murs [...] ou bien de brise-mer.

Spanish

Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Hidrología e hidrografía
  • Presas y calzadas elevadas
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Record 2 2002-04-25

English

Subject field(s)
  • Hydrology and Hydrography
  • Geology
DEF

A long, steep-faced embankment of shingles or boulders, built by powerful storm waves along a seacoast at the high water mark.

Key term(s)
  • seawall

French

Domaine(s)
  • Hydrologie et hydrographie
  • Géologie

Spanish

Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Hidrología e hidrografía
  • Geología
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