national seashore


Definition of national seashore

: a recreational area adjacent to a seacoast and maintained by the federal government

Examples of national seashore in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Supported by a $383,000 state grant, towns and the national seashore posted new shark-warning signs with a more imposing image and installed stop-the-bleed kits, with tourniquets and bandages, in bright orange boxes along the coast. New York Times, 20 Oct. 2021 With the sands stabilized, U.S. lawmakers first considered designating the Oregon Dunes as a national seashore in 1958, along with the Sea Lion Caves north of Florence. oregonlive, 13 Oct. 2021 In the early 1970s, the Carnegies sold or deeded most of the island to the federal government, so the National Park Service could preserve the wild coastal forest as a national seashore. New York Times, 21 Aug. 2021 Residents here made their own agreement with the Department of the Interior in the 1970s to fold the island into the national seashore while continuing to own it privately, adhering to rigorous conservation principles. New York Times, 21 Aug. 2021 Home to a Maryland state park and a national seashore, this Atlantic island has plenty of wide-open space to hunt for shells. Larry Bleiberg, USA TODAY, 22 May 2021 If approved, the proposal will turn this national seashore into a national disgrace. Yvon Chouinard, Outside Online, 13 May 2021 Park service officials say the new plan, if adopted, will enable them to more effectively manage the ranch lands for the benefit of all the national seashore’s uses. Susanne Rust Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 14 Apr. 2021 The Virginian-Pilot reports the national seashore recorded nearly 87,000 visitors in January. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 10 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of national seashore

1962, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of national seashore was in 1962

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27 Nov 2021

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“National seashore.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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