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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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Jetty

The upper story that juts out over the lower story of a timber-framed house.

Jetty

 

a hydraulic-engineering structure used to regulate the flow of a watercourse and to protect a seashore or riverbank from erosion. Earth, stone, concrete, fascines, and gabions are used as building materials for jetties. Jetties are built perpendicular or at an angle to the shore. Bottom jetties protect the foundations of shore structures (levees or retaining walls) from erosion.

jetty

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jetty

A projecting part of a building, as a bay window or the upper story of a timber house.
References in classic literature ?
On reaching the jetty Athos and Aramis stopped to look at a little boat made fast to a pile and ready rigged as if waiting to start.
At this moment Athos perceived a man walking on the seashore parallel to the jetty, and hastening his steps, as if to reach the other side of the port, scarcely twenty steps from the place of embarking.
She was obliged to pass between the point of the jetty, surmounted by a beacon just lighted, and a rock which jutted out.
His movements were always deliberate, but his back had receded some distance along the deserted quay before I collected myself enough to follow his example and made a half turn in the direction of the jetty.
Before I had fairly landed in her stern- sheets the slim little craft darted away from the jetty with a sudden swirl of her propeller and the hard, rapid puffing of the exhaust in her vaguely gleaming brass funnel amidships.
I was dispatched, accordingly, in the troopship "Orontes," and landed a month later on Portsmouth jetty, with my health irretrievably ruined, but with permission from a paternal government to spend the next nine months in attempting to improve it.
I knew my traveller with his broad and jetty eyebrows; his square forehead, made squarer by the horizontal sweep of his black hair.