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[uh-lawng-shawr, -shohr, uh-long-] /əˈlɔŋˈʃɔr, -ˈʃoʊr, əˈlɒŋ-/
adverb, adjective
by or along the shore or coast.
Origin of alongshore
1770-80; along + shore1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Gadabout sidled to starboard, and grapnels were thrown up into the trees to hold her alongshore.

    Virginia: The Old Dominion Frank W. Hutchins and Cortelle Hutchins
  • A word used rather contemptuously for alongshore; land usage.

    The Sailor's Word-Book William Henry Smyth
  • And when it was over, and they went their several ways by woods and alongshore, they voted Mr. Carleton a generous provider.

    The Rival Campers Afloat Ruel Perley Smith
  • alongshore, the boys could see the ghostly white breaking of the surf.

British Dictionary definitions for alongshore


adverb, adjective
(postpositive) close to, by, or along a shore
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for alongshore

1779, from along + shore (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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