[on-shawr, -shohr, awn-]
onto or in the direction of the shore from a body of water: a breeze blowing onshore.
in or on a body of water, close to or parallel with the shore: to sail a boat onshore.
on land, especially within the area adjoining a port; ashore: to land and shop onshore.
moving or proceeding toward shore or onto land from a body of water: an onshore breeze.
located on or close to the shore: an onshore lighthouse; an onshore buoy.
done or taking place on land: onshore liberty for the crew.

1870–75; on + shore1

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onshore (ˈɒnˈʃɔː)
adj, —adv
1.  towards the land: an onshore gale
2.  on land; not at sea

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Example sentences
Onshore, these are often plowed into a rancher or farmers field for fertilizer.
But to do it, the countries would have to pretty much tap every resource they
  have, both onshore and off.
But the biggest deterrent to offshore borrowing is the difficulty of getting
  the money back onshore again.
In combination, he thinks, these things will bring the price of offshore wind
  power into line with that of its onshore cousin.
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