coast·​land | \ ˈkōs(t)-ˌland \

Definition of coastland

: land bordering the sea

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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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