longshore

[ lawng-shawr, -shohr, long- ]
/ ˈlɔŋˌʃɔr, -ˌʃoʊr, ˈlɒŋ- /
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adjective

existing, found, or employed along the shore, especially at or near a seaport: longshore jobs; longshore current.

Nearby words

  1. longneck,
  2. longobard,
  3. longs,
  4. longs peak,
  5. longship,
  6. longshore drift,
  7. longshoreman,
  8. longshorewoman,
  9. longshoring,
  10. longsleever

Origin of longshore

First recorded in 1815–25; aphetic variant of alongshore

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British Dictionary definitions for longshore

longshore

/ (ˈlɒŋˌʃɔː) /

adjective

situated on, relating to, or along the shore

Word Origin for longshore

C19: shortened form of alongshore

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