[ neer-shawr, -shohr ]
/ ˈnɪərˌʃɔr, -ˌʃoʊr /


extending from or occurring along a shore.

Origin of nearshore

First recorded in 1895–1900; near + shore1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Science definitions for nearshore


[ nîrshôr ]

The region of land extending between the backshore, or shoreline, and the beginning of the offshore zone. Water depth in this area is usually less than 10 m (33 ft).
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