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shoreline

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noun shore·line \-ˌlīn\

Simple Definition of shoreline

  • : the land along the edge of an area of water (such as an ocean, lake, etc.) : a coast or shore

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of shoreline

  1. 1 :  the line where a body of water and the shore meet

  2. 2 :  the strip of land along the shoreline

Examples of shoreline in a sentence

  1. The road runs along the shoreline.



1852

First Known Use of shoreline

1852

Rhymes with shoreline

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Shoreline

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geographical name Shore·line \ˈshȯr-ˌlīn\

Definition of Shoreline

  1. city W cen Washington N of Seattle pop 53,007




SHORELINE Defined for Kids

shoreline

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noun shore·line \ˈshȯr-ˌlīn\

Definition of shoreline for Students

  1. :  the line or strip of land where a body of water and the shore meet





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