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in oceanography: see coast protectioncoast protection,
methods used to protect coastal lands from erosion. Beaches can exist only where a delicate dynamic equilibrium exists between the amount of sand supplied to the beach and the inevitable losses caused by wave erosion.
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Groin

The curved area formed by the intersection of two vaults.

Groin

 

in architecture, that part of a vault that is formed by the intersection of two mutually perpendicular cylindrical surfaces. Groins are usually placed at the highest point of the apertures, above the abutment of the main vault. They form small vaults, whose radius is determined by the width of the apertures.

The Moscow Kremlin’s Teremnoi Palace, built in 1635–36 by the architects A. Konstantinov, T. Sharutin, L. Ushakov, and B. Ogurtsov, has examples of groins in its Council Chamber.

groin

[grȯin]
(anatomy)
Depression between the abdomen and the thigh.
(architecture)
The projecting edge at the intersection of two vaults.
(civil engineering)
A barrier built out from a seashore or riverbank to protect the land from erosion and sand movements, among other functions. Also known as groyne; jetty; spur dike; wing dam.

groin

groins: A
The ridge, edge, or curved line formed by the intersection of the surfaces of two intersecting vaults.

groyne

(esp US), groin
a wall or jetty built out from a riverbank or seashore to control erosion
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I was diagnosed with Gilmore's Groin, a condition caused by the separation of muscle and bone, while on top of that my hernia had moved out of position.
Meanwhile, unlucky Kenny Coleman will face surgery on Monday after rest has failed to cure his Gilmore's groin condition.
The 31-year-old midfielder awaits the call to enter hospital and undergo surgery for a Gilmore's Groin setback.
It will ache a couple of days after playing but it can't get any worse,'' said Horrobin who, diagnosed as suffering from Gilmore's Groin, will not be taking back the captaincy which stays with Kevin Whitley.
DUNCAN FERGUSON has been stricken with a troubling injury called Gilmore's Groin, which requires surgery and will keep him out of the Newcastle side for two months.
To not even have him on the training field, it is a massive loss," said the three-time All-Star in relation to Murphy, who is out with a Gilmore's groin injury.
Holmes made 30 appearances for City, scoring three goals, but was plagued with a groin injury late last season that required an operation on a double Gilmore's groin during the closed season.
Amazingly Comerford was able to play depsite the hindrance and obvious pain of a Gilmore's groin complaint.
And it is understood that the 27-year-old was suffering from Gilmore's Groin, a condition which is likely to require surgery.
Murphy is easing himself back into action at the moment after a lay-off having suffered from Gilmore's groin, for which he required surgery.
Fellow midfielder John Snape, who will not play again this term, has undergone surgery for Gilmore's groin.
NECK Injured: April 18 2007 baCK Injured: November 13 2003, August 25 2010 GROIN Strained: September 22 2004, April 11 2005, April 8 2009, August 10 2009, October 10 2009, February 7 2011, February 21 2011 GILMORE'S GROIN August 28 2008, March 11 2011 THIGH MUSCLE Strained: August 3 2002, December 30 2003, August 4 2004, May 13 2005, August 6 2008, November 15 2008 KNEE Injured: October 9 2005, February 8 2006, May 28 2010 CaLF MUSCLE Strained: August 21 2005 aNKLE/FOOT Sprained: September 2 2003, March 12 2004, Injured: August 20 2007 METaTaRSaL Fractured: September 20 2004 HIP Injured: October 16 2002 LEG Injured: December 24 2006 HaMSTRING Injured: April 16 2006, October 17 2006, February 4 2009, January 13 2010, November 17 2010