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foreshore

[fawr-shawr, fohr-shohr] /ˈfɔrˌʃɔr, ˈfoʊrˌʃoʊr/
noun
1.
the ground between the water's edge and cultivated land; land along the edge of a body of water.
2.
the part of the shore between the high-water mark and low-water mark.
Origin of foreshore
1755-1765
1755-65; fore- + shore1
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  • Now, a few rotted piles and rows of precise, flat Dutch bricks along the foreshore were all that was left of such memories.

    Jungle Peace William Beebe
  • He took her by the hand and led her across the foreshore, back to the sandhills.

    The Rainbow D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
  • The foreshore is all grey stones, round and flat, the sort you'd choose to play what's called ducks-and-drakes.

    Merry-Garden and Other Stories Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  • The girls went further, and stood on the foreshore, listening to the din.

    The Hand of Ethelberta Thomas Hardy
  • The foreshore at Caman is low and marshy where the salt water covers the outer edge of the delta.

  • “I should estimate the land and foreshore as being worth the money,” said Tregenna.

    The Vicar's People George Manville Fenn
  • The sandy hills behind the infant town are being levelled and the foreshore filled up.

  • It was occupied by a mountainous dump of the accumulated "dirt" from the foreshore.

    The Triumph of John Kars Ridgwell Cullum
  • The foreshore was honeycombed with shallow pits, shored, and timbered with rough hewn timber.

    The Triumph of John Kars Ridgwell Cullum
British Dictionary definitions for foreshore

foreshore

/ˈfɔːˌʃɔː/
noun
1.
the part of the shore that lies between the limits for high and low tides
2.
the part of the shore that lies just above the high-water mark
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foreshore in Science
foreshore
  (fôr'shôr')   
The seaward-sloping area of a shore that lies between the average high tide mark and the average low tide mark. Compare backshore.
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