[ uh-lawng-shawr, -shohr, uh-long- ]
/ əˈlɔŋˈʃɔr, -ˈʃoʊr, əˈlɒŋ- /

adverb, adjective

by or along the shore or coast.

Origin of alongshore

First recorded in 1770–80; along + shore1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for alongshore

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

    The Sailor's Word-Book|William Henry Smyth

British Dictionary definitions for alongshore


/ (əˌlɒŋˈʃɔː) /

adverb, adjective

(postpositive) close to, by, or along a shore
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