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Breakwaters (Pmhdc)

Definition
Engineering structures affording shelter from wave action. Also referred to as Moles or Jetties. (Source: AASHTO Glossary)
Broader Term
Coast and river protective works (Pmhd)
Narrower Terms
Floating breakwaters (Pmhdcf)
Rubble mound breakwaters (Pmhdcr)
Related Terms (Hierarchical)
Berms (Pmhdb)
Bulkheads (Hydraulics) (Pmhdd)
Dikes (Pmhdh)
Groins (Hydraulics) (Pmhdj)
Jetties (Pmhdk)
Levees (Pmhdm)
Polders (Pmhdp)
Revetments (Pmhdr)
Riprap (Pmhdt)
Sea walls (Pmhdv)