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noun 
  1. A (usually wooden) structure that projects from a coastline to prevent erosion, long shore drift etc.; a breakwater
  • 1993, Our assimilation into one another had been beautifully timed, with each little revelation of unpleasantness acting as a modest baffler, a to our mutual inundation. Now all of this was going to be flooded, drenched in poisonous ichor. " Will Self, My Idea of Fun
Etymology: From groign from late Latin grunium, grunia, from mediíval Latin grunnium "snout", from Latin grunnire "grunt like a pig".


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