shoreward

[shawr-werd, shohr-]
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:
1575–85; shore1 + -ward

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shoreward (ˈʃɔːwəd)
 
adj
1.  near or facing the shore
 
adv
2.  towards the shore

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Example sentences
Its younger set, coming shoreward for the first time to spawn, are caught as whitebait.
The boundary then extends shoreward towards the mean high-water line.
In response to rising sea level, the barrier island migrated shoreward over lagoonal muds.
Then as fall approaches they again come shoreward as they head toward their spawning stream and the cycle repeats.
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