[ in-shawr, -shohr ]
/ ˈɪnˈʃɔr, -ˈʃoʊr /


close or closer to the shore.
lying near the shore; operating or carried on close to the shore: inshore fishing.


toward the shore: They went closer inshore.

Origin of inshore

First recorded in 1695–1705; in-1 + shore1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for inshore

/ (ˈɪnˈʃɔː) /


in or on the water, but close to the shoreinshore weather

adverb, adjective

towards the shore from the wateran inshore wind; we swam inshore
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