- along the coast: We sailed coastwise for days before finding a harbor.
- following the coast.
Origin of coastwise
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Examples from the Web for coastwise
Of course I could see that she was pot-bellied, like the rest of the coastwise sisterhood.
Her coastwise and foreign trade have already been discussed.A Report on Washington Territory
William Henry Ruffner
Then there was the question of tolls, and the exemption of American coastwise traffic.The Panama Canal
Frederic Jennings Haskin
Establishment of better facilities for coastwise transportation.Industrial Cuba
Robert P. Porter
A position as assistant steward was obtained for him on a coastwise vessel.Essays In Pastoral Medicine