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[fawr-shawr, fohr-shohr] /ˈfɔrˌʃɔr, ˈfoʊrˌʃoʊr/
the ground between the water's edge and cultivated land; land along the edge of a body of water.
the part of the shore between the high-water mark and low-water mark.
Origin of foreshore
First recorded in 1755-65; fore- + shore1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Now, a few rotted piles and rows of precise, flat Dutch bricks along the foreshore were all that was left of such memories.

    Jungle Peace William Beebe
  • He took her by the hand and led her across the foreshore, back to the sandhills.

    The Rainbow D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
  • The foreshore is all grey stones, round and flat, the sort you'd choose to play what's called ducks-and-drakes.

    Merry-Garden and Other Stories Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  • The girls went further, and stood on the foreshore, listening to the din.

    The Hand of Ethelberta Thomas Hardy
  • The foreshore at Caman is low and marshy where the salt water covers the outer edge of the delta.

  • “I should estimate the land and foreshore as being worth the money,” said Tregenna.

    The Vicar's People George Manville Fenn
  • The sandy hills behind the infant town are being levelled and the foreshore filled up.

  • It was occupied by a mountainous dump of the accumulated "dirt" from the foreshore.

    The Triumph of John Kars Ridgwell Cullum
  • The foreshore was honeycombed with shallow pits, shored, and timbered with rough hewn timber.

    The Triumph of John Kars Ridgwell Cullum
British Dictionary definitions for foreshore


the part of the shore that lies between the limits for high and low tides
the part of the shore that lies just above the high-water mark
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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foreshore in Science
The seaward-sloping area of a shore that lies between the average high tide mark and the average low tide mark. Compare backshore.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
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