inshore

1 of 2

adjective

in·​shore ˈin-ˈshȯr How to pronounce inshore (audio)
1
: situated, living, or carried on near shore
2
: moving toward shore
an inshore current

inshore

2 of 2

adverb

: to or toward shore
boats driven inshore by the storm

Examples of inshore in a Sentence

Adjective They fish in the shallow inshore waters of the Atlantic. an oil spill that was devastating to inshore fisheries in the area
Recent Examples on the Web
Adjective
These high-contrast lens colors are ideal for inshore fishing, whereas a grey or blue lens is more commonly used for offshore fishing. Field & Stream, 5 July 2023 Shimano makes spinning reels for inshore and offshore pursuits. Sage Marshall, Field & Stream, 20 Mar. 2023 For only $159, this the easiest way to get started inshore fishing. Travis Smola, Field & Stream, 9 May 2023 The 88lb weight capacity can tackle nearly any freshwater fish and a large majority of inshore saltwater fish. Max Inchausti, Field & Stream, 10 Apr. 2023 These reels were produced in every size imaginable, from tiny stream trout models to heavier varieties capable of taking on inshore saltwater species. Joe Cermele, Outdoor Life, 14 Feb. 2023 Georgia Tech students removing harmful sargassum from inshore coral reefs, Magnetic Island, March 2017. Citizen Science Salon, Discover Magazine, 11 Aug. 2017 Last month, on the first day of Louisiana’s inshore shrimp season, a tank platform collapsed, pouring 14,000 gallons into Terrebonne Bay and ruining the catch. Lisa Friedman Bryan Tarnowski, New York Times, 14 Sep. 2022 They are often found in shallow bays and inshore tropical waters, and have also been found circling shipwrecks off the coast of the Eastern U.S. Emily Deletter, The Enquirer, 2 Nov. 2022
Adverb
They are often sighted close inshore, in bays and estuaries, with larger individuals having ranges that include deeper waters offshore and deep channels in bays to 570 m. Guest, Discover Magazine, 1 July 2016 With its wide range of categories, the ADSFR gives anglers inshore, near-shore and offshore options. al, 12 July 2022 Betsy and Andrew, who both grew up summering inshore nearby, shared an appreciation for Maine’s hardscrabble mid-coast working class, the same weatherworn fishermen and farm folk Andrew nearly obsessively depicted. New York Times, 2 Feb. 2022 An example might be a seal that feeds inshore rather than venturing to richer feeding grounds offshore if the swim requires passing a gauntlet of predators. New York Times, 20 Oct. 2021 Some states, including California in 1994 and Massachusetts in 2005, extended protections inshore. New York Times, 20 Oct. 2021 Kings and Spanish are moving back inshore as the water clears and becomes more salty again after earlier storms—both will be around until the baitfish leave, sometime after mid-October. Frank Sargeant, al, 1 Oct. 2021 There are different theories as to why whales strand themselves, from chasing prey too far inshore to trying to protect a sick member of the group or escaping a predator. Nick Perry, Star Tribune, 22 Feb. 2021 The first is inshore fishing—bays, rivers, sounds, and harbors. The Editors, Field & Stream, 6 Mar. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

Adjective

1701, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adverb

1748, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of inshore was in 1701

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Cite this Entry

“Inshore.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/inshore. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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inshore

1 of 2 adjective
in·​shore ˈin-ˈshō(ə)r How to pronounce inshore (audio)
-ˈshȯ(ə)r
1
: situated or carried on near shore
inshore fishing
2
: moving toward shore
an inshore wind

inshore

2 of 2 adverb
: to or toward shore

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