[ uh-lawng-shawr, -shohr, uh-long- ]

adverb, adjective
  1. by or along the shore or coast.

Origin of alongshore

First recorded in 1770–80; along + shore1

Words Nearby alongshore Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use alongshore in a sentence

  • The yacht had long turned the head of the island and was beating down alongshore in the eastern bay.

    The Rival Campers | Ruel Perley Smith
  • I thought I had friends alongshore—men who believed in me—men who would take my word and help me.

    Blow The Man Down | Holman Day
  • As the freed stream rolled out into the river, a great cheer rose from the laborers crowded alongshore.

    The Hallowell Partnership | Katharine Holland Brown
  • "I cal'late the Lamonts must be buying all the property alongshore," he says when he heard the news.

    Cape Cod Stories | Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Next morning they was up early and out enjoying the view; it IS about the best view alongshore, and they had a fit over it.

    Cape Cod Stories | Joseph C. Lincoln

British Dictionary definitions for alongshore


/ (əˌlɒŋˈʃɔː) /

adverb, adjective
  1. (postpositive) close to, by, or along a shore

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