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nearshore

[neer-shawr, -shohr] /ˈnɪərˌʃɔr, -ˌʃoʊr/
adjective
1.
extending from or occurring along a shore.
Origin of nearshore
1895-1900
First recorded in 1895-1900; near + shore1
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nearshore
  (nîr'shôr')   
The region of land extending between the backshore, or shoreline, and the beginning of the offshore zone. Water depth in this area is usually less than 10 m (33 ft).
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