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Definition of "inshore" []

  • Close to a shore. (adverb)
  • Toward or coming toward a 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 "inshore" in a sentence
  • "As a strong current runs close inshore which is constantly changing its course, and there were no lights or landmarks to guide us, it was a matter of great difficulty to find the very narrow entrance to the river."
  • "Thanks muchly - my dad was in the Merchant Navy & my brother sails a 30 footer inshore Lunenburg, Nova Scotia but I didn't get the bug - tho' here its close at hand on all sides."
  • "The house was in the Atlantic boreal region where the salinity of the open sea was around 35 percent, but inshore a little less from freshwater streams and rivers."