on land, especially within the area adjoining a port; ashore: to land and shop onshore.
moving or proceeding toward shore or onto land from a body of water: an onshore breeze.
located on or close to the shore: an onshore lighthouse; an onshore buoy.
done or taking place on land: onshore liberty for the crew.
- on·shor·ing, noun
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How to use onshore in a sentence
The price of electricity from new onshore wind power plants fell 70 percent in the last decade.Artificial Island in the North Sea Will Harvest Wind Energy at a Huge Scale | Jason Dorrier | February 7, 2021 | Singularity Hub
It holds minority stakes in three Gulf of Mexico fields, as well as onshore fields in the Barnett shale basin in Texas and the Utica basin in Ohio.French oil giant Total quits American Petroleum Institute | Steven Mufson | January 15, 2021 | Washington Post
Persistent onshore flow kept us in cloud cover today, holding temperatures a good 10 degrees cooler than on Saturday.PM Update: Gusty showers overnight. Clear but cooler on Monday. | Greg Porter | November 22, 2020 | Washington Post
Meanwhile, the People’s Bank of China has not sought to weaken the renminbi even after large rallies for both the onshore and internationally traded versions of the currency.Buying Spree Boosts China’s Currency on the World Stage | Daniel Malloy | October 8, 2020 | Ozy
Well costs there would be among the highest anywhere onshore in the US.The Trump administration opened the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil companies—but none may bite | By Scott L. Montgomery/The Conversation | August 26, 2020 | Popular-Science
It would support efforts to “onshore” production and leverage private capital to modernize transport and other public systems.
Wilmar, however, claimed that onshore turbines are less reliant on subsidies and more cost-effective than those built in the sea.Prince Philip’s Green Gaffe on ‘Useless’ Wind Farms | Tom Sykes | November 20, 2011 | THE DAILY BEAST
“If you go offshore it costs you twice as much as being onshore because you have to lay foundations in the sea,” he said.Prince Philip’s Green Gaffe on ‘Useless’ Wind Farms | Tom Sykes | November 20, 2011 | THE DAILY BEAST
"Watchin' out for evidence in a law case, probably," growled Cap'n Sproul, the fear of onshore artfulness ever with him.The Skipper and the Skipped | Holman Day
The wind was directly onshore, and it was a fight to stand against it, let alone to haul such a heavy truck through the wet sand.Ruth Fielding at Lighthouse Point | Alice B. Emerson
And, if coast stations are selected, either onshore or offshore winds should alone be included in one exercise.Practical Exercises in Elementary Meteorology | Robert DeCourcy Ward
The sea breeze is a wind from the ocean onshore, while the land breeze blows offshore.Practical Exercises in Elementary Meteorology | Robert DeCourcy Ward
In the afternoon there was a strong breeze, which, although fair, was rather too much onshore and raised a heavy sea.
British Dictionary definitions for onshore
towards the land: an onshore gale
on land; not at sea
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