onshore

adjective
on·​shore | \ ˈȯn-ˌshȯr How to pronounce onshore (audio) , ˈän- \

Definition of onshore

1 : coming or moving from the water toward or onto the shore an onshore wind
2a : situated on or near the shore as distinguished from being in deep or open water
b : situated on land
3 : domestic sense 2 onshore markets

Other Words from onshore

onshore \ ˈȯn-​ˈshȯr How to pronounce onshore (audio) , ˈän-​ˈshȯr \ adverb

Examples of onshore in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But that onshore flow will fuel muggy conditions inland during the upcoming stretch of hot days. oregonlive, 23 July 2022 By comparison, load factors for wind turbines in the UK are 26.5 percent for onshore wind farms and 39.9 percent for offshore wind farms. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 13 July 2022 Its onshore shares had dropped over the past week along with shares of other companies in China’s electric-vehicle supply chain. Jing Yang, WSJ, 13 July 2022 Many regional banks also have exposure to the country’s rapidly cooling housing market, in which big developers like Evergrande have defaulted on offshore bonds and look likely to default on onshore ones. Jane Li, Quartz, 12 July 2022 Energy companies bid more than $22 million to secure drilling rights on about 110 square miles of public lands in the West late last month, during the first onshore oil and natural gas lease sales since President Joe Biden took office. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 11 July 2022 Embattled Evergrande's onshore bondholders rejected a plan by the company to further delay its debt payment beyond a July 8 deadline, according to a filing by the developer on Monday. Laura He, CNN, 11 July 2022 The Biden administration also downsized its first onshore oil and gas lease sale last week. Sammy Rothstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 7 July 2022 The proposal comes a day after the administration held its first onshore lease sales, drawing $22 million in an auction that gives energy companies drilling rights on about 110 square miles (285 square kilometers) in seven western states. Janet Mcconnaughey And Matthew Brown, Chron, 3 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of onshore

1860, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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on shipboard

onshore

on short notice

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Last Updated

1 Aug 2022

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“Onshore.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/onshore. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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