inshore

adjective
in·​shore | \ˈin-ˈshȯr \

Definition of inshore 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 : situated, living, or carried on near shore

2 : moving toward shore an inshore current

inshore

adverb

Definition of inshore (Entry 2 of 2)

: to or toward shore boats driven inshore by the storm

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Synonyms for inshore

Synonyms: Adjective

alongshore, coastal, littoral, nearshore, offshore, shoreside

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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

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Usually there is more breeze outside the islands, but sometimes an offshore breeze fills in after midnight and the inshore track may be more favored. Michael Lawler, latimes.com, "Newport to Ensenada is about boats, crew, course and those after-race margaritas," 24 Apr. 2018 In South Florida, where a disease outbreak has also gripped the only inshore tract in the U.S., back-to-back bleachings struck in 2014 and 2015 for the first time on record. Jenny Staletovich, miamiherald, "Reefs are dying. Miami scientists hope lab-bred ‘super corals’ can help revive them | Miami Herald," 2 Mar. 2018 Louisiana's inshore shrimp season will open statewide Friday. Todd Masson, NOLA.com, "Two men caught shrimping before season: LDWF," 17 Aug. 2017 Rescue a Reef originally started as a citizen science project and grew into a a massive rescue effort to rebuild the nation’s only inshore reef. Brooke Henderson, miamiherald, "Miami Seaquarium and UM unveil new coral reef restoration exhibit," 24 July 2017 The introduction of foiling multihulls for the inshore races -- similar to the Extreme Sailing Series and the modern America's Cup -- is designed to boost excitement levels for spectators and further test the teams' all-round ability. Rob Hodgetts, CNN, "Volvo Ocean Race: Foiling monohulls and multihulls to feature in revamp," 18 May 2017 The inshore shrimp season will open in Louisiana's other two zones Monday (May 15). ************** Todd Masson can be reached at tmasson@nola.com or 504.232.3054. Todd Masson, NOLA.com, "Men caught shrimping popular area before season opens: LDWF," 10 May 2017

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The warm water in late spring allowed lobsters to move inshore earlier in the year than usual, which led to early landings, and an unexpected and significant price drop. Smithsonian, "Ocean Heatwaves Are Getting Longer and More Intense," 2 June 2018 Locations: Most are planning to get out at dawn, before the winds peak, and stay inshore, where the winds are lighter. Tom Stienstra, SFChronicle.com, "Salmon opener brings mysteries, chance of mayhem," 10 June 2018 There are several different fishing charters that will take you inshore, offshore, saltwater, or fly fishing--including The Reel Deal Charters and Charleston Fishing Company. Julia Sayers, AL.com, "The 8 best U.S. cities for bachelor/bachelorette parties," 21 Mar. 2018 Driftwood that escapes inshore tidal currents can get caught in the North Pacific Gyre, which pulls it far to the west. Brian Payton, Smithsonian, "How Driftwood Reshapes Ecosystems," 9 Feb. 2018 Gandy said fishermen reported few landings inshore with most of their catches coming offshore. Jenny Staletovich, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Where have the stone crabs gone? Shortage of Florida delicacy drives up prices," 15 Dec. 2017 Gandy said fishermen reported few landings inshore with most of their catches coming offshore. Jenny Staletovich, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Where have the stone crabs gone? Shortage of Florida delicacy drives up prices," 15 Dec. 2017 Gandy said fishermen reported few landings inshore with most of their catches coming offshore. Jenny Staletovich, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Where have the stone crabs gone? Shortage of Florida delicacy drives up prices," 15 Dec. 2017 Gandy said fishermen reported few landings inshore with most of their catches coming offshore. Jenny Staletovich, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Where have the stone crabs gone? Shortage of Florida delicacy drives up prices," 15 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of inshore

Adjective

1701, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adverb

1748, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of inshore was in 1701

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inshore

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of inshore

: moving toward the shore away from the water

: located near the shore

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