coast·​land | \ ˈkōs(t)-ˌland How to pronounce coastland (audio) \

Definition of coastland

: land bordering the sea

Examples of coastland in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The verdant coastland and marshes teem with wildlife and fish, but every 100 minutes, land roughly the size of a football field vanishes under water. Anne Mcclintock, Teen Vogue, "The Last Teenagers on Isle de Jean Charles, An Island Climate Change Is Washing Away," 11 Feb. 2020 The commission, which oversees development on about 1,100 miles of coastland, says its mission is to preserve the state’s movie-scene beaches for future use by all residents. Anne C. Mulkern, Scientific American, "Coastal City Refuses to Retreat," 7 Oct. 2019 Glacier Bay covers a wild variety of terrains including ocean water, glaciers, mountains, temperate rainforests, rocky coastlands, and fjords. James Lynch, Popular Mechanics, "The Very Best National Parks You Need to Visit," 5 Sep. 2019 Yesterday lets attractive people sing some of history’s best rock songs along postcard English coastlands, where the red Sheerans grow. Darren Franich,, "Yesterday is a sweet Beatles musical, but the whimsy turns sour," 26 June 2019 Norway is a wealthy nation, with vast natural resources including oil, farmland and teeming fishing grounds along 400 miles of rugged coastland. Liz Alderman, New York Times, "Britain’s Dreams of a ‘Swiss Miracle’ Look More Like Fantasy JUNE 23, 2016," 13 July 2016

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First Known Use of coastland

1852, in the meaning defined above

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“Coastland.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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