fore·​shore ˈfȯr-ˌshȯr How to pronounce foreshore (audio)
: a strip of land margining a body of water
: the part of a seashore between high-water and low-water marks

Examples of foreshore in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The foreshore at Elizabeth Bay on Sydney Harbour on January 30, 2024. Hilary Whiteman, CNN, 30 Jan. 2024 The zone has lately been doubled in communities such as Fatima, on Cap-aux-Meules, where the force of the waves has drilled subterranean caverns dozens of meters inland from the foreshore. Taras Grescoe, Smithsonian Magazine, 28 July 2022 New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Sunday that the tsunami had a significant impact on the foreshore of the northern side of Nuku’alofa, with boats and large boulders washed ashore and shops damaged. Stephen Wright, WSJ, 16 Jan. 2022 The Port of London Authority, which issues mudlarking permits allowing people to hunt for archaeological objects along the Thames foreshore, issued 1,363 such permits last year, up from 1,000 in 2019 and double the number issued in 2018. Shafi Musaddique, The Christian Science Monitor, 23 Sep. 2021 It’s all so random, such a jumble, which is why the foreshore isn’t really a proper archaeological site. William Booth, Washington Post, 13 Nov. 2020 The idea is to pump oil-eating bacteria into the ocean and foreshore to speed up the natural effect of the sea’s own organisms. Erica Yokoyama,, 10 Sep. 2020 Whether on the foreshore of the Thames or the deserted beaches of Soko, the planet is awash with pandemic plastic. The Economist, 22 June 2020 In Industrial-Age London, mudlarking was an unseemly occupation, the province of urchins and rudderless women, who picked the carcass of the Thames foreshore for coal, rope, nails and bones to sell for a few pennies. Sophie Dahl, New York Times, 1 Apr. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1764, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of foreshore was in 1764

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“Foreshore.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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