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inshore

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adjective in·shore \ ˈin-ˈshȯr \

Definition of inshore

1 :situated, living, or carried on near shore
2 :moving toward shore
  • an inshore current

Examples of inshore in a Sentence

  1. They fish in the shallow inshore waters of the Atlantic.

  2. an oil spill that was devastating to inshore fisheries in the area

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First Known Use of inshore

1701

inshore Synonyms


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inshore

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Definition of inshore

:to or toward shore
  • boats driven inshore by the storm

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First Known Use of inshore

1748


INSHORE Defined for English Language Learners

inshore

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adjective

Definition of inshore for English Language Learners

  • : moving toward the shore away from the water

  • : located near the shore



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