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Groin The term 'Groin' as it applies to the area of coastlines can be defined as ' (1) a shore-protection structure (built usually to trap littoral drift or retard erosion of the shore). it is narrow in width (measured parallel to the shore) and its length may vary from tens to hundreds of meters (extending from a point landward of the shoreline out into the water). groins may be classified as permeable (with openings through them) or impermeable (a solid or nearly solid structure). (2) (smp) a barrier-type structure extending from the backshore or stream bank into a water body for the purpose of the protection of a shoreline and adjacent upland by influencing the movement of water and/or deposition of materials'.
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