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seaboard

[see-bawrd, -bohrd] /ˈsiˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd/
noun
1.
the line where land and sea meet.
2.
a region bordering a seacoast:
the Eastern seaboard.
adjective
3.
bordering on or adjoining the sea.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400 for earlier sense “porthole cover”; 1480-90 in phrases at, on, to seaboard on the seaward side; 1815-25 for def 1; Middle English seebord. See sea, starboard
Related forms
interseaboard, adjective
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  • The western seaboard is desert, where rain seldom falls.
  • seaboard cities frantically demanded that adequate protection should be sent to them.
British Dictionary definitions for seaboard

seaboard

/ˈsiːˌbɔːd/
noun
1.
  1. land bordering on the sea; the seashore
  2. (as modifier): seaboard towns
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Word Origin and History for seaboard
n.

"seaward side of a ship," late 15c., from sea + board (n.2).

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