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shoreward

[shawr-werd, shohr-] /ˈʃɔr wərd, ˈʃoʊr-/
adverb
1.
Also, shorewards. toward the shore or land.
adjective
2.
facing, moving, or tending toward the shore or land:
a shoreward course.
3.
coming from the shore, as a wind.
noun
4.
the direction toward the shore or away from the sea.
Origin of shoreward
1575-1585
1575-85; shore1 + -ward
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  • The other men shrank from me, and I went through them easily, and so reached the shoreward gunwale.

    A Prince of Cornwall Charles W. Whistler
  • About noon I sighted a big splash a mile off shoreward, and we headed that way.

    Tales of Fishes Zane Grey
  • Some current had us in its grip, setting us shoreward swiftly.

    A Sea Queen's Sailing Charles Whistler
  • He could see that the gun had been fired from the vessel's shoreward battery.

    Blackbeard: Buccaneer Ralph D. Paine
  • I tried for a solid hour, and not one wave could I persuade to boost me shoreward.

  • It's blood-soaked in the middle, and there are blood-stains all along the shoreward half.

    The Flying Death Samuel Hopkins Adams
  • Presently a fresh buoy appeared as we nosed on shoreward, then a second, and then a third, continuing the line of the first two.

    To Kiel in the 'Hercules' Lewis R. Freeman
  • Busy with the camels, Ali had time for only the briefest of shoreward glances.

    Hi Jolly! James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • But shoreward suddenly appeared a whole fleet of canoes, evidently bent on surrounding the Lady Alice.

    Stanley in Africa James P. Boyd
  • Why, there's not a woman From the shoreward demes arrived, not one from Salamis.

    Lysistrata Aristophanes
British Dictionary definitions for shoreward

shoreward

/ˈʃɔːwəd/
adjective
1.
near or facing the shore
adverb
2.
towards the shore
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