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[see-bawrd, -bohrd]
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  1. the line where land and sea meet.
  2. a region bordering a seacoast: the Eastern seaboard.
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  1. bordering on or adjoining the sea.
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Origin of seaboard

1350–1400 for earlier sense “porthole cover”; 1480–90 in phrases at, on, to seaboard on the seaward side; 1815–25 for def 1; Middle English seebord. See sea, starboard
Related formsin·ter·sea·board, adjective
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Related Words for seaboard

beach, coast, seashore, border, bank, sand, seaboard, waterfront, riverbank, shore, shoreline, coastline, strand, shingle, seaside, oceanfront, littoral, seafront, ledge, embankment

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Contemporary Examples of seaboard

Historical Examples of seaboard

  • Down here on the seaboard I think most people do appreciate it.

  • After this achievement he advanced from the seaboard and encamped in Leuctra on Thespian territory.



  • He is the war-lord who sends his battalions of Atlantic rollers to the assault of our seaboard.

  • It is more American, but less cosmopolitan than the seaboard.

    The Frontier in American History

    Frederick Jackson Turner

  • White apparitions were seen on the Atlantic seaboard near Savannah.

    The White Invaders

    Raymond King Cummings

British Dictionary definitions for seaboard


    1. land bordering on the sea; the seashore
    2. (as modifier)seaboard towns
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Word Origin and History for seaboard


"seaward side of a ship," late 15c., from sea + board (n.2).

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