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[in-shawr, -shohr] /ˈɪnˈʃɔr, -ˈʃoʊr/
close or closer to the shore.
lying near the shore; operating or carried on close to the shore:
inshore fishing.
toward the shore:
They went closer inshore.
Origin of inshore
First recorded in 1695-1705; in-1 + shore1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Two men then climb along these, while others sit upon the inshore ends to keep them from tipping into the water.

  • Happily for Kingswell's command, the stranger was inshore and to leeward.

    Brothers of Peril Theodore Goodridge Roberts
  • He had stopped swimming, when a kindly under-tow—an inshore eddy—caught him and bore him away from the ledges.

    The Viking Blood Frederick William Wallace
  • But inshore the ice had rotted; the end of such sport was already in sight.

    The Business of Life Robert W. Chambers
  • I took the inshore channel, and kept listenin' all the time.

    The Depot Master Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Romania produces river craft and some smaller types, probably including the inshore minesweepers that operate in the Black Sea.

    Area Handbook for Romania Eugene K. Keefe, Donald W. Bernier, Lyle E. Brenneman, William Giloane, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
  • Grinnel waggled the lever that aimed it inshore and began to turn the propellor crank.

    The Syndic C.M. Kornbluth
  • The wind was inshore and the booming was startlingly distinct.

    The Day of the Confederacy Nathaniel W. Stephenson
  • Outside the German mine-fields, and in any inshore areas which were unmined, German patrol craft would probably be stationed.

    The Blocking of Zeebrugge Alfred F. B. Carpenter
British Dictionary definitions for inshore


in or on the water, but close to the shore: inshore weather
adverb, adjective
towards the shore from the water: an inshore wind, we swam inshore
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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