onshore

adjective on·shore \ ˈȯn-ˌshȯr , ˈän- \
Updated on: 24 Apr 2018

Definition of onshore

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

onshore

play \ˈȯn-ˈshȯr, ˈän-ˈshȯr\ adverb

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First Known Use of onshore

1860

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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ONSHORE Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of onshore for English Language Learners

  • : moving from an ocean, lake, etc., toward land

  • : on land


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