coastline

noun coast·line \ -ˌlīn \
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

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

  1. The plane flew along the eastern coastline.

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First Known Use of coastline

1856


COASTLINE Defined for English Language Learners

coastline

noun

Definition of coastline for English Language Learners

  • : the land along the edge of a coast



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