Construction along the coast or banks of a river or lake, for protection against flooding.
Note: 1 In Britain a dike on the sea is called a sea-wall.
Note: 2 In France, the word digue is sometimes used in place of the word "jetee" when the construction protects an area of water within a harbour.
Please note that this is the term as it stands in the original IALA Dictionary edition (1970-1989)
International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities - AISM