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[shawr-werd, shohr-] /ˈʃɔr wərd, ˈʃoʊr-/
Also, shorewards. toward the shore or land.
facing, moving, or tending toward the shore or land:
a shoreward course.
coming from the shore, as a wind.
the direction toward the shore or away from the sea.
Origin of shoreward
First recorded in 1575-85; shore1 + -ward Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • About noon I sighted a big splash a mile off shoreward, and we headed that way.

    Tales of Fishes Zane Grey
  • Its only entrance is at the back, and on the shoreward side.

    The Northern Iron George A. Birmingham
  • I tried for a solid hour, and not one wave could I persuade to boost me shoreward.

  • He could see that the gun had been fired from the vessel's shoreward battery.

    Blackbeard: Buccaneer Ralph D. Paine
  • It's blood-soaked in the middle, and there are blood-stains all along the shoreward half.

    The Flying Death Samuel Hopkins Adams
  • Busy with the camels, Ali had time for only the briefest of shoreward glances.

    Hi Jolly! James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • Why, there's not a woman From the shoreward demes arrived, not one from Salamis.

    Lysistrata Aristophanes
  • He parted the shoreward bushes and revealed to me three men lying there.

    Latitude 19 degree Mrs. Schuyler Crowninshield
  • A dozen came on the after deck with bows, and lined the shoreward gunwale.

    A King's Comrade Charles Whistler
  • Now I called to Thormod, and his voice answered me from shoreward.

    Wulfric the Weapon Thane

    Charles W. Whistler
British Dictionary definitions for shoreward


near or facing the shore
towards the shore
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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