Definition of coastline
1 : a line that forms the boundary between the land and the ocean or a lake
2 : the outline of a coast
Examples of coastline in a Sentence
The plane flew along the eastern coastline.
Recent Examples of coastline from the Web
Moscow uses Kuznetsov to show the Russian flag abroad, sending it to Syria on multiple occasions and traveling up and down the European coastline—including a recent trip through the English Channel.
The lake offers a boat ramp, two fishing docks and small patches of grass and sand along the side, but nothing near to a sunny coastline.
Tropical Storm Cindy, the third thus far in 2017, formed in the Gulf off the Louisiana coastline on the same day.
Tropical Storm CIndy made landfall along the Texas-Louisiana coastline but any significant rainfall is expected to stay well to the east of the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
A tropical storm warning is in place for part of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama coastlines with the main concern being life-threatening flooding and dangerous rip tides.
About 45 percent of petroleum refining capacity and 51 percent of gas processing is along the coastline.
In recent months, Baja California has announced a series of projects that aim to clean up the Tijuana coastline.
The country is half the size of New York’s Central Park, featuring one mile of coastline, which lends to an intimate travel experience with an unparalleled level of luxury rarely found in other parts of the world.
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First Known Use of coastline
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Definition of coastline for English Language Learners
: the land along the edge of a coast
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