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[beech-fruhnt] /ˈbitʃˌfrʌnt/
land fronting on a beach.
located on or adjacent to a beach:
beachfront property.
Also called shorefront.
1920-25, Americanism; beach + front Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Examples from the web for beachfront
  • What had been prime beachfront property one day can be open ocean the next.
  • Tiny beachfront lot accommodates plenty of outdoor living.
  • Tiny beachfront lot accommodates plenty of outdoor living.
  • Hotel concessions and beachfront joints often charge twice what you'll find off the boardwalk.
  • Accommodations include beachfront or hillside rooms, as well as cabanas, all with spectacular views.
  • The buildings along the beautiful beachfront look run-down.
  • He does not own a beachfront house, a helicopter or a fast car.
  • At last the price of drugs that the beautiful people snort at the beachfront will increase.
  • The tsunami sucked them out of their beachfront bungalow and hurled them into the raging sea.
  • Americans shouldn't be allowed to buy beachfront properties in the first place.
Word Origin and History for beachfront

also beach-front, 1903, American English, from beach (n.) + front (n.). The beach front was a standard way in late 19c. to express "the seashore of a town" such as Atlantic City.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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