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groyne

(esp US), groin
a wall or jetty built out from a riverbank or seashore to control erosion

groyne

[grȯin]
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The project consists of constructing five groynes from the beach with lengths ranging between 135 and 165 metres.
Al Harmoudi added that the municipality innovatively developed the structural designs of the groynes which were also implemented to stabilize the beach of Jumeirah First.
They were in the wrong place at the wrong time and got caught by the tide, which pushed them up against the groynes.
We posted a lifeguard on each groyne to try and stop people going near them, but people kept piling into the sea, even though the red flag was up.
The PS36m coastal protection scheme requires approximately 300,000 tonnes of rock to construct the groynes and will protect more than 3,000 properties from sea erosion, with Jones Bros' work scheduled to last until Autumn 2015.
Martin added: "The groynes were put in place to stop the new beach moving, not the old one.
This is being achieved by building two rock breakwaters, two rock groynes, two offshore reefs and added shingle.
It was marked by groynes every 20 metres or so and was a fairly inhospitable pebble beach.
It may be that the consultants will advise us to replace the groynes on the beach.
Contracts awarded : N01, 080,084, 6S HEaWI, HEnrkingen - Wiggertal 6 strips expansion / ecological compensatory measure the Wigger at a length of approximately 850 m, construction of two block ramps and various groynes - Addendum
The stones were placed to prevent sand erosion, however the group are calling for the council to bring back wooden groynes to combat the problem instead.