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onshore

[on-shawr, -shohr, awn-] /ˈɒnˈʃɔr, -ˈʃoʊr, ˈɔn-/
adverb
1.
onto or in the direction of the shore from a body of water:
a breeze blowing onshore.
2.
in or on a body of water, close to or parallel with the shore:
to sail a boat onshore.
3.
on land, especially within the area adjoining a port; ashore:
to land and shop onshore.
adjective
4.
moving or proceeding toward shore or onto land from a body of water:
an onshore breeze.
5.
located on or close to the shore:
an onshore lighthouse; an onshore buoy.
6.
done or taking place on land:
onshore liberty for the crew.
Origin of onshore
1870-1875
1870-75; on + shore1
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onshore

/ˈɒnˈʃɔː/
adjective, adverb
1.
towards the land: an onshore gale
2.
on land; not at sea
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