Breakwater (2)

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A construction made to provide an area of calm water for shipping or for the protection of a coast or harbour against the effects of wave action.

Note: The term mole is also used for a breakwater of solid construction. It may be possible to drive along the top of a mole, and also to berth vessels alongside.

Please note that this is the term as it stands in the original IALA Dictionary edition (1970-1989)