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alongshore

[uh-lawng-shawr, -shohr, uh-long-]
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adverb, adjective
  1. by or along the shore or coast.
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Origin of alongshore

First recorded in 1770–80; along + shore1
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Examples from the Web for alongshore

Historical Examples

  • Alongshore, the boys could see the ghostly white breaking of the surf.

    The Radio Boys on Secret Service Duty

    Gerald Breckenridge

  • And when it was over, and they went their several ways by woods and alongshore, they voted Mr. Carleton a generous provider.

    The Rival Campers Afloat

    Ruel Perley Smith

  • Gadabout sidled to starboard, and grapnels were thrown up into the trees to hold her alongshore.

    Virginia: The Old Dominion

    Frank W. Hutchins and Cortelle Hutchins

  • A word used rather contemptuously for alongshore; land usage.

    The Sailor's Word-Book

    William Henry Smyth


British Dictionary definitions for alongshore

alongshore

adverb, adjective
  1. (postpositive) close to, by, or along a shore
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Word Origin and History for alongshore

adj.

1779, from along + shore (n.).

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