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foreshore

[fawr-shawr, fohr-shohr]
noun
  1. the ground between the water's edge and cultivated land; land along the edge of a body of water.
  2. the part of the shore between the high-water mark and low-water mark.
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Origin of foreshore

First recorded in 1755–65; fore- + shore1
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Examples from the Web for foreshore

Contemporary Examples of foreshore

Historical Examples of foreshore

  • The wind was rising, and the line of the foreshore beyond the boat was white with breakers.

    The Scapegoat

    Hall Caine

  • He took her by the hand and led her across the foreshore, back to the sandhills.

    The Rainbow

    D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence

  • The foreshore, as it is called, is a somewhat misleading term.

    The Secret Service Submarine

    Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull

  • I say, Crewe, did you ever see such an odd fish on an English foreshore?

  • The girls went further, and stood on the foreshore, listening to the din.


British Dictionary definitions for foreshore

foreshore

noun
  1. the part of the shore that lies between the limits for high and low tides
  2. the part of the shore that lies just above the high-water mark
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foreshore in Science

foreshore

[fôrshôr′]
  1. The seaward-sloping area of a shore that lies between the average high tide mark and the average low tide mark. Compare backshore.
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