- 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.
Origin of foreshore
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Examples from the Web for foreshore
A rapier and a dagger found on the Thames foreshore show us that swordfights routinely broke out on the streets of London.This Week’s Hot Reads: Sept. 30, 2013
Thomas Flynn, Jimmy So
September 30, 2013
The wind was rising, and the line of the foreshore beyond the boat was white with breakers.The Scapegoat
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 Mystery of the Downs
John R. Watson
The girls went further, and stood on the foreshore, listening to the din.The Hand of Ethelberta
- 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
- 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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