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nearshore

[neer-shawr, -shohr]
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  1. extending from or occurring along a shore.
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Origin of nearshore

First recorded in 1895–1900; near + shore1
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nearshore

[nîrshôr]
  1. 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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