[ bak-shawr, -shohr ]
/ ˈbækˌʃɔr, -ˌʃoʊr /
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Science definitions for backshore
[ băk′shôr′ ]
The area of a shore that lies between the average high tide mark and the vegetation. The backshore is affected by waves only during severe storms. Compare foreshore.
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