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 Forecasters expect winter weather to finally grip northern Illinois and northwest Indiana this week, beginning with the possibility of lakeshore flooding, strong winds and as much as 5 inches of snow Sunday into Monday, primarily in Indiana. Katherine Rosenberg-douglas,, "Chicago area in for winter weather: 5 inches of lake effect snow possible in Indiana, flood advisory issued," 29 Nov. 2020 Drilling the first hole, the location chosen from years of triangulation of trees and points along the lakeshore, furthered the magnificent morning with a break-through to water at only about 10 inches. Steve Meyer, Anchorage Daily News, "Forming new rituals on a perfect day of ice fishing on a frozen Alaska lake," 28 Nov. 2020 Old Lake Lodge has been perched on the lakeshore in Spring Park since 1968. Sharyn Jackson, Star Tribune, "Lake Minnetonka institution Lord Fletcher's will close for winter," 18 Sep. 2020 In 1968, my father-in-law bought 100 acres of woods with a half-mile of lakeshore property in Cass County. Star Tribune, "Depending on time of year, the cabin only is reachable by boat or foot," 5 Nov. 2020 The Waterfront Line links Tower City Station with six other stations in the Flats and along the lakeshore near FirstEnergy Stadium. Courtney Astolfi, cleveland, "RTA Waterfront Line service to be suspended until spring 2021," 21 Oct. 2020 Lynn BeBeau and her husband were the ones who discovered this little wooden boat while out hiking on the lakeshore across from Eagle Island. Lauren M. Johnson, CNN, "A tiny boat was discovered on a remote beach 27 years after it was launched by teachers," 16 Oct. 2020 On the other side the extra property held a large lakeshore house. Judy Rose, Detroit Free Press, "Grosse Pointe Shores estate of late Ralph Wilson Jr. listed at $9.5M for a reason," 26 Sep. 2020 Stomped into an ancient lakeshore, the track appeared to be from an elephant larger than any that tromp across the landscape today. Maya Wei-haas, National Geographic, "Oldest footprints in Saudi Arabia reveal intriguing step in early human migration," 17 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of lakeshore


1798, in the meaning defined above

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“Lakeshore.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of lakeshore

: the shore of a lake

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