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  • a construction in or around a harbour designed to break the force of the sea and to provide shelter for vessels lying inside
  • (nautical) a low bulkhead across the forecsatle deck of a ship which diverts water breaking over the bows into the scuppers
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Break"wa`ter (&?;), n. Any structure or contrivance, as a mole, or a wall at the mouth of a harbor, to break the force of waves, and afford protection from their violence.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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