bay·​front ˈbā-ˌfrənt How to pronounce bayfront (audio)
plural bayfronts
: a strip of land alongside a bay
The island's gulf beach and bayfront support a variety of shorebirds and hordes of laughing gulls.Dick and Nina Bushnell, Sunset, November 1994
often used before another noun
Two major bayfront projects are moving forward in Chula Vista, covering nearly the entire developable waterfront for the city.San Diego Union-Tribune, 23 Jan. 2003

Word History

First Known Use

1857, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bayfront was in 1857

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“Bayfront.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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