[see-shawr, -shohr]


land along the sea or ocean.
Law. the ground between the ordinary high-water and low-water marks.

Origin of seashore

First recorded in 1520–30; sea + shore1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for seashore



land bordering on the sea
the land between the marks of high and low water
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Word Origin and History for seashore

also sea-shore, 1520s, from sea + shore (n.). Old English used særima "sea-rim," sæ-strande, etc.

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