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longshore drift

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noun
  1. beach drift.
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Origin of longshore drift

First recorded in 1950–55
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British Dictionary definitions for longshore drift

longshore drift

noun
  1. the process whereby beach material is gradually shifted laterally as a result of waves meeting the shore at an oblique angle
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