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[fawr-shawr, fohr-shohr] /ˈfɔrˌʃɔr, ˈfoʊrˌʃoʊr/
the ground between the water's edge and cultivated land; land along the edge of a body of water.
the part of the shore between the high-water mark and low-water mark.
1755-65; fore- + shore1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for foreshore
  • Our experimental design isolated the effects of strong alongshore gradients in foreshore beach morphology on wave run-up.
  • The beach is of medium quality with a stony foreshore and some marine growth.
  • It prohibits all construction activity in the foreshore area to the back dune line.
  • The foreshore is the active beach where wave uprush and backwash occurs over the range of the tide.
  • Along the southeastern end of the area, the foreshore has a steep gradient and is excellent for fishing.
  • There are no land or foreshore areas that may be developed for recreation purposes.
  • Large-scale response of foreshore slope to storm events.
  • Spawning zones moved up and down the beach foreshore as the high tide line shifted diurnally and daily over spring tide cycles.
  • The beach areas are narrow and stony and the foreshore becomes deep rather quickly.
British Dictionary definitions for foreshore


the part of the shore that lies between the limits for high and low tides
the part of the shore that lies just above the high-water mark
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foreshore in Science
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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