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[lawng-shawr, -shohr, long-] /ˈlɔŋˌʃɔr, -ˌʃoʊr, ˈlɒŋ-/
existing, found, or employed along the shore, especially at or near a seaport:
longshore jobs; longshore current.
Origin of longshore
First recorded in 1815-25; aphetic variant of alongshore Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • It's a longshore brain, anyhow, and it needs the salt to keep it from spoilin'.

    Kent Knowles: Quahaug Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Norfolk is just endurable in October, when game and 'longshore herrings are in.


    Henry Seton Merriman
  • No longshore character, as you call him, would be as afraid of the sea as he is.

    Ruth Fielding Down East

    Alice B. Emerson
  • We can't have none of the crew hangin' 'longshore, ginnin' up.

    Isle o' Dreams Frederick F. Moore
  • With their coming we are introduced to a line of longshore life that had escaped us.

    Merchantmen-at-Arms David W. Bone
  • She was the woman who had carried away the book from longshore Jack.

  • It was the voice of the longshore Jack woman who had had those adventures with me.

  • One told what the longshore shrimper had said of finding the body near the fishing-ground known as the Mooragh.

    The Deemster

    Hall Caine
  • But while he sneaked in the purlieus of the city several of his 'longshore friends passed him without a second look.

    Blow The Man Down Holman Day
  • We didn't kill at all: he was one of those 'longshore dog-foxes,' and got away home on the cliff.

    Rhoda Fleming, Complete George Meredith
British Dictionary definitions for longshore


situated on, relating to, or along the shore
Word Origin
C19: shortened form of alongshore
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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