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

Examples of foreshore in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Whether on the foreshore of the Thames or the deserted beaches of Soko, the planet is awash with pandemic plastic. The Economist, "Sea of troubles Covid-19 has led to a pandemic of plastic pollution," 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, "Letter of Recommendation: Mudlarking," 1 Apr. 2020 The Port of London Authority, which owns the Thames waterway along with the Crown Estate (i.e. Queen Elizabeth II), began to regulate exploration along the shore in 2016, requiring anyone searching the banks to have a foreshore permit. Megan Specia, New York Times, "Mudlarks Scour the Thames to Uncover 2,000 Years of Secrets," 12 Feb. 2020 With minute attention, Maiklem tracks the river’s tides, descends steps and ladders to the foreshore in all weather, and crouches and crawls over mud and debris in search of fragments of the past. Joanna Scutts, Washington Post, "Unearthing London’s history from a muddy riverbank," 19 Dec. 2019 The popular celebrations are expected to attract 1 million people to Sydney Harbour’s famous foreshore and generate 130 million Australian dollars ($91 million) for the New South Wales economy. Washington Post, "Australian cities snuffing fireworks as fire danger worsens," 30 Dec. 2019 New book to read Mudlarking is more than simply scavenging for historic objects on a river’s foreshore. National Geographic, "4 things that will inspire you to travel this January," 17 Dec. 2019 The group removed 23,000 wet wipes from one stretch of the Thames foreshore in just two hours in March -- enough to fill 473 bin bags. Mark Tutton And Ed Scott-clarke, CNN, "How rivers became the plastic highway into the oceans," 24 June 2019 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

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First Known Use of foreshore

1764, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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4 Jul 2020

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“Foreshore.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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