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foreshore

[ fawr-shawr, fohr-shohr ]
/ ˈfɔrˌʃɔr, ˈfoʊrˌʃoʊr /
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noun
the ground between the water's edge and cultivated land; land along the edge of a body of water.
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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British Dictionary definitions for foreshore

foreshore
/ (ˈfɔːˌʃɔː) /

noun
the part of the shore that lies between the limits for high and low tides
the part of the shore that lies just above the high-water mark
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Scientific definitions for foreshore

foreshore
[ fôrshôr′ ]

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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