how to pronounce breakwater


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breakwater is pronounced in three syllables

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meanings of breakwater


  1. A construction in or around a harbour designed to break the force of the sea and to provide shelter for vessels lying inside.
  2. A low bulkhead across the forecastle deck of a ship which diverts water breaking over the bows into the scuppers.
  3. On beaches: a wooden or concrete barrier, usually perpendicular to the shore, intended to prevent the movement of sand along a coast.

breakwater frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word breakwater occurs in english on average 0.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics breakwater can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that breakwater can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

2) transport and travel;

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