fore·​shore | \ ˈfȯr-ˌshȯr How to pronounce foreshore (audio) \

Definition of foreshore

1 : a strip of land margining a body of water
2 : the part of a seashore between high-water and low-water marks

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Thames21 is a group that organizes clean-ups along the foreshore of the River Thames, in the UK, and educates people to not pollute it. Mark Tutton And Ed Scott-clarke, CNN, "How rivers became the plastic highway into the oceans," 24 June 2019 Barangaroo Reserve Sydney’s newest harbor foreshore park, Barangaroo Reserve offers views over Sydney Harbour Bridge, residential Balmain across the water, and on-the-up neighboring quarter Barangaroo. Sophie Davies, Condé Nast Traveler, "16 Best Parks in Sydney," 20 Mar. 2018 This project would add 10,600 feet of foreshore rock dike along the eastern bank of the Freshwater Bayou Canal to prevent further erosion of the shoreline and adjacent marsh in Vermilion Parish. Mark Schleifstein,, "Coastal board recommends $20 million for parish coastal projects," 18 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of foreshore

1764, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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