Alternative term: Dyke levee (USA)
An embankment along a coast, river or lake, to provide low lying land with protection against flooding.
Note: 1 The term sea-wall refers to a dike on the sea coast.
Note: 2 A " dike " can also be a ditch or natural or artificial drainage channel.
Note: 3 The French term digue is also very often used for a mole, when this 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)
United States of America
International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities - AISM