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inshore

[in-shawr, -shohr] /ˈɪnˈʃɔr, -ˈʃoʊr/
adjective
1.
close or closer to the shore.
2.
lying near the shore; operating or carried on close to the shore:
inshore fishing.
adverb
3.
toward the shore:
They went closer inshore.
Origin
1695-1705
1695-1705; in-1 + shore1
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  • They generally hunt alone at nighttime, scavenging the waters as they swim closer inshore and toward the surface.
  • At these times, sharks might move inshore to feed on fish.
  • inshore holes are deep depressions in the ocean bottom.
  • As spring advances, so the sharks move inshore and patrol broken reef systems that are often close to open sandy beaches.
  • The trend in yachting these days is to build fast, lightweight sailboats that compete in day races around inshore buoys.
  • Closed ponds, located inshore, were closed off from the ocean.
  • Some had originally come from blue-water privateers, some from inshore smugglers.
  • Events today will depend on the storm surge making its way inshore and levees holding, or not.
  • The best inshore fishing takes place in the winter when calmer waters prevail.
  • Divers can also explore the shallow, inshore reefs, and these are popular destinations for night diving.
British Dictionary definitions for inshore

inshore

/ˈɪnˈʃɔː/
adjective
1.
in or on the water, but close to the shore: inshore weather
adverb, adjective
2.
towards the shore from the water: an inshore wind, we swam inshore
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