in·​tra·​coast·​al ˈin-trə-ˈkō-stᵊl How to pronounce intracoastal (audio)
: occurring within and close to a coast or belonging to the inland waters near a coast
an intracoastal waterway

Examples of intracoastal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On Friday, July 21st, police responded to the 1000-block of Palm Trail after a person called 911 and reported seeing something strange in the intracoastal waterway. Antonio Planas, NBC News, 24 July 2023 Road trips along the East Coast pass through mountains, beaches, rugged seashores, large cities, small towns, and intracoastal waterways. Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, 7 June 2023 Views include the intracoastal scenery, Fort Lauderdale skyline or the Atlantic Ocean. Emma Reynolds, Robb Report, 24 Oct. 2022 Boats decked out for holidays travel down intracoastal waterway. Mary Colurso |, al, 4 Dec. 2020 The intracoastal waterway was strewn with the remnants of several boat houses knocked off their pilings. Arkansas Online, 2 Oct. 2022 The order applies to those east of the intracoastal waterway or in flood-prone areas, all campsites and RV parks and all mobile and manufactured homes. Aya Elamroussi, CNN, 9 Nov. 2022 The intracoastal waterway was littered with the remnants of several boat houses torn apart and knocked off their pilings in the storm. Meg Kinnard and Rebecca Santana, Anchorage Daily News, 1 Oct. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1893, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of intracoastal was in 1893

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“Intracoastal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2023.

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