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breakwater


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1 An artificially placed construction in or around a harbour designed to break the force of the sea and to provide shelter for vessels lying within.

2 A low bulkhead across the forecastle deck of a ship which prevents seas which break over the bows or through the hawseholes from running aft. It diverts the water into the scuppers where it is drained overboard.

Subjects: Maritime History.


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