coastland

noun

coast·​land ˈkōs(t)-ˌland How to pronounce coastland (audio)
: land bordering the sea

Examples of coastland in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Those observations proved less conclusive than had been hoped, but during the rest of the voyage, Cook was able to map the coastland of New Zealand before sailing west to the southeastern coast of Australia—the first record of Europeans on the continent's Eastern coastline. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 3 Feb. 2022 Today, Tropea onions -- which bear protected geographical produce, or IGP, status -- grow on a 60-mile stretch of Calabrian coastland running from the town of Amantea down to the Capo Vaticano peninsula, below Tropea. Silvia Marchetti, CNN, 8 Oct. 2022 Reparations have been a periodic topic of debate since the waning days of the Civil War, when Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman promised 40 acres and a mule to formerly enslaved families in a swath of confiscated Southern coastland. Lee Hawkins and Douglas Belkin, WSJ, 25 Mar. 2022 The storm is projected to move slowly up the coastland and could bring torrential rain over several days, said meteorologist Donald Jones of the National Weather Service in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Juan A. Lozano, Anchorage Daily News, 13 Sep. 2021 The storm is projected to move slowly up the coastland which could dump torrential amounts of rain over several days, said meteorologist Donald Jones of the National Weather Service in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Fox News, 13 Sep. 2021 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, 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, 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, 5 Sep. 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1852, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of coastland was in 1852

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“Coastland.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coastland. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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