inshore

adjective
in·​shore | \ ˈin-ˈshȯr How to pronounce inshore (audio) \

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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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 The populations of abalone, rockfish and other marine species that depend on inshore kelp forests to survive are being decimated, confirmed the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Tom Stienstra, SFChronicle.com, "On seafloor, sea urchins trump abalone," 7 Sep. 2019 That said, most anglers who are shopping for a saltwater fly and reel combo are going to go after inshore fish—bluefish, striped bass, sea trout, redfish—instead of big offshore fish such as mahi and marlin. The Editors, Field & Stream, "Three Keys to Selecting a Fly Rod and Reel Combo," 2 Apr. 2020 The small-mesh trawl fishery that operated in the New York Bight, and killed many immature whiting, probably drove down inshore numbers, although the fish remained abundant offshore. Capt. John Mcmurray, Field & Stream, "10 Great East Coast Fisheries That No Longer Exist," 10 Feb. 2020 Even after inshore abundance declined, long-range party boats offered multi-day trips to distant ledges and banks well into the current century. Capt. John Mcmurray, Field & Stream, "10 Great East Coast Fisheries That No Longer Exist," 10 Feb. 2020 The ring re-emerged when inshore hydraulics from big seas from last week’s storm combined with high tides to exhume it on the coast. Tom Stienstra, SFChronicle.com, "Storm uncovers gold ring embedded in rock," 30 Nov. 2019 Offshore anglers are connecting with marlin slow-trolling small blackfin tuna, while inshore kings and Spanish are still active and can be caught trolling spoons on number 2 planers. Frank Sargeant, al, "Friday Fishing Report: Find out what’s biting as fall finally arrives," 11 Oct. 2019 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 Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb The first is inshore fishing—bays, rivers, sounds, and harbors. The Editors, Field & Stream, "Three Keys to Selecting Your Next Spinning Reel," 6 Mar. 2020 This action will improve steadily into October as spawners move inshore; www.ateamfishing.com. Frank Sargeant, al, "Friday Fishing Forecast: Find out what’s reeling 'em in on Alabama waters," 23 Aug. 2019 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 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

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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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/inshore. Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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inshore

adjective
How to pronounce inshore (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of inshore

: moving toward the shore away from the water
: located near the shore

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