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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
1575-1585
1575-85; shore1 + -ward
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  • 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.
  • As sea level rose, reefs developed on the platform margin and were gradually displaced to more shoreward bedrock highs.
British Dictionary definitions for shoreward

shoreward

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