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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
1755-1765
1755-65; fore- + shore1
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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

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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