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(nautical) A low bulkhead across the forecastle deck of a ship which diverts water breaking over the bows into the scuppers.
The harbour, enclosed within a breakwater, has an area of 24 acres, with 12 to 16 ft.
The harbour is protected by a breakwater nearly 5000 ft.
The tidal harbour, which is owned by a company, is enclosed by two piers and a breakwater, the area being about 30 acres, and the quayage 1400 yds.
A breakwater and sea-wall prevent the blocking of the harbour entrance and encroachments of the sea; and there is another breakwater at Landguard Point on the opposite (Suffolk) shore of the estuary.
A breakwater three-quarters of a mile long protects the entrance to the harbour.
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