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[in-shawr, -shohr] /ˈɪnˈʃɔr, -ˈʃoʊr/
close or closer to the shore.
lying near the shore; operating or carried on close to the shore:
inshore fishing.
toward the shore:
They went closer inshore.
Origin of inshore
1695-1705; in-1 + shore1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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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


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