shoreline

[shawr-lahyn, shohr-]

noun

the line where shore and water meet.

Nearby words

  1. shore up,
  2. shore, jane,
  3. shorebird,
  4. shorefront,
  5. shoreless,
  6. shoreside,
  7. shoreview,
  8. shoreward,
  9. shoreweed,
  10. shorewood

Origin of shoreline

First recorded in 1850–55; shore1 + line1

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British Dictionary definitions for shoreline

shoreline

noun

the edge of a body of water
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Word Origin and History for shoreline

shoreline

n.

also shore-line, 1852 in the geographical sense, from shore (n.) + line (n.).

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