vertical-face breakwater

vertical-face breakwater

[′vərd·ə·kəl ¦fās ′brāk‚wȯd·ər]
(civil engineering)
A breakwater whose mound of rubble does not rise above the water, but is surmounted by a vertical-face superstructure of masonry or concrete; may be built without mound rubble, provided sea bed is firm.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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