lake·​shore | \ ˈlāk-ˌshȯr How to pronounce lakeshore (audio) \

Definition of lakeshore

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: the shore of a lake also : lakefront


geographical name
Lake·​shore | \ ˈlāk-ˌshȯr How to pronounce Lakeshore (audio) \

Definition of Lakeshore (Entry 2 of 2)

town east of Windsor on the southern shore of Lake Saint Clair in southeastern Ontario, Canada population 34,546

Examples of lakeshore in a Sentence

Noun Follow this path to the lakeshore.
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun In retaliation, Fremont’s party slaughtered more than a dozen Klamath people on the lakeshore. Washington Post, 22 Nov. 2021 In October, the Cleveland Planning Commission approved the plan to use recycled sediment along the lakeshore between East 55th Street Marina and Gordon Park on the city’s East Side. Peter Krouse, cleveland, 19 Nov. 2021 But in some smaller villages around the lakeshore, residents tried to preserve the authentic, non-tourist flavor of traditions passed down for hundreds of years. Fernanda Pesce, ajc, 1 Nov. 2021 Forecasters warned that the high lake levels, combined with potentially some of the highest waves in months, could result in minor to moderate flooding near the lakeshore. Katherine Rosenberg-douglas,, 21 Sep. 2021 The trail runs along the lakeshore and soon crosses over the beginnings of the McKenzie River on a handsome wooden footbridge. oregonlive, 26 Oct. 2021 Along the far lakeshore, September’s yellow meadows, red bushes and orange aspen foliage fronted a pine forest. Brigid Mander, WSJ, 21 Oct. 2021 Also, the fact that the kill occurred over a long stretch of the lakeshore indicates a single-point source of pollution was not the cause. Peter Krouse, cleveland, 11 Sep. 2021 In addition to being able to see their children and grandchildren every day, Suzanne and Richard have also enjoyed living in a home that's well-designed and a property that has 95 feet of lakeshore, a private dock and perennial gardens. Nancy Ngo, Star Tribune, 2 July 2021

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First Known Use of lakeshore


1798, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of lakeshore was in 1798

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15 Dec 2021

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“Lakeshore.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.

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: the shore of a lake also : lakefront


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