seaboard

[ see-bawrd, -bohrd ]
/ ˈsiˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd /

noun

the line where land and sea meet.
a region bordering a seacoast: the Eastern seaboard.

adjective

bordering on or adjoining the sea.

Nearby words

  1. seabeach,
  2. seabed,
  3. seabee,
  4. seabird,
  5. seablite,
  6. seaboot,
  7. seaborg,
  8. seaborg, glenn theodore,
  9. seaborgium,
  10. seaborne

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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British Dictionary definitions for seaboard

seaboard

/ (ˈsiːˌbɔːd) /

noun

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

seaboard

n.

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

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