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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. 2018.
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  • I took the inshore channel, and kept listenin' all the time.

    The Depot Master Joseph C. Lincoln
  • "Get her under way and inshore as soon as you can," ordered Dr. Parker.

    Keziah Coffin Joseph C. Lincoln
  • The current carried him down-stream, but his inshore progress was swift and certain.

    Colorado Jim

    George Goodchild
  • Soon we had it off our bow, abeam, on our quarter; we were inshore.

    The U-boat hunters

    James B. Connolly
  • You'd know if you'd ever been here while the plant was processing and the wind was inshore.

    Smugglers' Reef John Blaine
  • Ahead we could see the inshore indentation of Comptroller Bay.

  • Phil, seeing the danger, asked: Why dont you keep her inshore?

    The Last of the Flatboats George Cary Eggleston
  • Happily for Kingswell's command, the stranger was inshore and to leeward.

    Brothers of Peril Theodore Goodridge Roberts
  • But inshore the ice had rotted; the end of such sport was already in sight.

    The Business of Life Robert W. Chambers
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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