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 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 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, 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, 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, 30 Dec. 2019 New book to read Mudlarking is more than simply scavenging for historic objects on a river’s foreshore. National Geographic, 17 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of foreshore

1764, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Foreshore.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Jul. 2021.

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