how to pronounce breakwater


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The above transcription of breakwater is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association. You can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

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.

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