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onshore

[ on-shawr, -shohr, awn- ]
/ ˈɒnˈʃɔr, -ˈʃoʊr, ˈɔn- /
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adverb
onto or in the direction of the shore from a body of water: a breeze blowing onshore.
in or on a body of water, close to or parallel with the shore: to sail a boat onshore.
on land, especially within the area adjoining a port; ashore: to land and shop onshore.
adjective
verb (used with or without object)
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Origin of onshore

First recorded in 1500–75; on + shore1

OTHER WORDS FROM onshore

on·shor·ing, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for onshore

onshore
/ (ˈɒnˈʃɔː) /

adjective, adverb
towards the landan onshore gale
on land; not at sea
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