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Definition of "alongshore" [a•long•shore]

  • Along, near, or by the shore. (adverb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "alongshore" in a sentence
  • "If you take the word of those alongshore sharks against mine — 'the other began thickly."
  • "One large-scale study looked at annual fish catch data and chlorophyll a measurements (indication of phytoplankton) for the continental margin of western North America and found substantial alongshore variation in primary production that was highly correlated with the variation in fish yield."
  • "They had been carried to Libya by a storm, and having obtained two galleys and pilots from the Cyrenians, on their voyage alongshore had taken sides with the Euesperitae and had defeated the Libyans who were besieging them, and from thence coasting on to"