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onshore

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adjective on·shore \ˈȯn-ˌshȯr, ˈän-\

Simple Definition of onshore

  • : moving from an ocean, lake, etc., toward land

  • : on land

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of onshore

  1. 1 :  coming or moving from the water toward or onto the shore <an onshore wind>

  2. 2 a :  situated on or near the shore as distinguished from being in deep or open water b :  situated on land

  3. 3 :  domestic 2 <onshore markets>

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