lake·shore | \ˈlāk-ˌshȯr \

Definition of lakeshore 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: the shore of a lake also : lakefront


geographical name
Lake·shore | \ˈlāk-ˌshȯr \

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


Follow this path to the lakeshore.

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All members perform on a volunteer basis, with their mission as supporting the interpretive music of the lakeshore. Sue Ellen Ross, Post-Tribune, "Toe-tappin' audiences enjoy Dunes folk music series," 25 June 2018 As the plane headed west over Michigan and approached the lakeshore, Capt. Ann Zaniewski, Detroit Free Press, "What happened to Northwest Flight 2501? Shipwreck hunters resume search," 24 May 2018 But Schampel's attack at the lakeshore suggests the birds may be nesting — and attacking — in other areas. Anna Groves, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Angry birds: Watch out for red-winged blackbird attacks this time of year," 29 June 2018 The National Park System recognizes the lakeshore as having more lighthouses than any other national park site. Sharyn Alden, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Island hopping in Wisconsin: 5 worth a visit," 15 June 2018 Dunes Action also notes that access to the lakeshore under the Americans with Disabilities Act would be impacted by Pavilion Partners’ plans. Amy Lavalley, Post-Tribune, "Dunes Action urges comments on Marquette Action Plan," 6 June 2018 The team didn’t dig up the entire 185 acres, but the researchers extrapolated that more than 380 people may have been interred in boggy waters along the lakeshore some 2,000 years ago, based on the distribution of the remains that were excavated. National Geographic, "Thousands of Human Bones Reveal 'Barbarian' Battle Rituals," 21 May 2018 Trees and lakes The movement promoted enhancing the quality of life in cities by planting trees along streets for future canopies, protecting lakeshores and creating public parks. Joy Wallace Dickinson,, "Orlando streetscapes take calendar spotlight," 6 May 2018 Sometime between 10,000 and 15,000 years ago, a giant ground sloth—a hairy, lumbering beast that weighed as much as a metric ton—wandered along a lakeshore in what is now southern New Mexico. Sid Perkins, Science | AAAS, "Ancient human-sloth hunt hinted at in 15,000-year-old footprints," 25 Apr. 2018

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1798, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of lakeshore

: the shore of a lake

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