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[shawr-lahyn, shohr-] /ˈʃɔrˌlaɪn, ˈʃoʊr-/
the line where shore and water meet.
Origin of shoreline
1850-55; shore1 + line1 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for shoreline
  • Fish-cleaning stations are now hundreds of yards from the receding shoreline.
  • Most people go to area in the east shoreline area, because the government policy to develop these area.
  • Great blue herons and white egrets stalked the shoreline.
  • He has ridden the shoreline so many times that he notices if a rock has been moved.
  • Landscape of desolate shoreline in the foggy morning light.
  • On this remote, cactus-strewn shoreline, the sea is a dazzling shade of green.
  • The picture on the jacket shows dark waves on deep water with a distant suburban shoreline.
  • The blue is the shoreline, not an unnaturally straight blue line down the middle of the lake.
  • On the mri this almost synchronous firing pattern resembled a wave rolling toward a shoreline.
  • They cleared away patches of shoreline and forest and planted them with wheat and barley.
British Dictionary definitions for shoreline


the edge of a body of water
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Word Origin and History for shoreline

also shore-line, 1852 in the geographical sense, from shore (n.) + line (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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