seabank

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English see-banke, se-banke, see banke, equivalent to sea +‎ bank.

Noun[edit]

seabank (plural seabanks)

  1. A bank or mole to defend against the sea.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Charles Kingsley to this entry?)
    • 2009, Peter Murphy, The English Coast: A History and a Prospect (page 55)
      Typically, aerial photography of areas of seabanks shows a complex pattern of banks and counter-walls []