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coastwise

[ kohst-wahyz ]
/ ˈkoʊstˌwaɪz /
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adverb
along the coast: We sailed coastwise for days before finding a harbor.
adjective
following the coast.
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Origin of coastwise

First recorded in 1685–95; coast + -wise
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