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[see-shawr, -shohr] /ˈsiˌʃɔr, -ˌʃoʊr/
land along the sea or ocean.
Law. the ground between the ordinary high-water and low-water marks.
Origin of seashore
1520-30; sea + shore1 Unabridged
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  • Walking on the seashore he picked up the spine of a fish.
  • Along the seashore, the water rises and spreads onto the land.
  • It is remarkable that in the present age the knowledge of the true use of the seashore is almost totally forgotten.
  • One never sees a mountain range or a seashore without a sun either rising or setting over it.
  • The seashore has undeveloped beaches and limited services.
  • The seashore is reachable only by boat and a number of ferry services provide regular transportation during the summer season.
  • The seashore is romantic even in the colder seasons.
British Dictionary definitions for seashore


land bordering on the sea
the land between the marks of high and low water
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Word Origin and History for seashore

also sea-shore, 1520s, from sea + shore (n.). Old English used særima "sea-rim," sæ-strande, etc.

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