- Also shore·wards. toward the shore or land.
- the direction toward the shore or away from the sea.
Origin of shoreward
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Examples from the Web for shoreward
About noon I sighted a big splash a mile off shoreward, and we headed that way.Tales of Fishes
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.The Cruise of the Snark
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
- near or facing the shore
- towards the shore
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