sea·​board | \ ˈsē-ˌbȯrd How to pronounce seaboard (audio) \

Definition of seaboard

: seacoast also : the country bordering a seacoast

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seaboard adjective

Examples of seaboard in a Sentence

He lives on the eastern seaboard.
Recent Examples on the Web Only found in Australia, platypuses inhabit rivers and streams on the country’s eastern seaboard from Queensland to Victoria and across much of Tasmania. Alex Fox, Smithsonian Magazine, "Platypuses Lost 22% of Their Habitat Over Last 30 Years," 25 Nov. 2020 The heaviest rain will mainly be focused along the Eastern seaboard, particularly from Richmond, Virginia, up through Boston, where widespread rainfall totals of 2 to 4 inches are expected. Allison Chinchar, CNN, "Winter just started, and the first nor'easter may be on its way," 4 Dec. 2020 The storm was expected to push back off the eastern seaboard late Thursday into Friday and dissipate. Mireya Villarreal, CBS News, "Tropical Storm Eta hits North Carolina with deadly flooding," 13 Nov. 2020 The system will further strengthen on its trek up the eastern seaboard on Monday, spreading the threat for severe storms into the Mid-Atlantic and heavy rain into the Northeast. Cnn Meteorologist Tyler Mauldin, CNN, "East Coast braces for snow, heavy rain in first major storm system of the fall," 29 Nov. 2020 Tropical Storm Eta comes as part of a record-tying hurricane season, which has hit the eastern seaboard of the U.S., the Gulf states, Mexico, parts of Central American and many islands in the Caribbean. NBC News, "Tropical Storm Eta targets Central America, ties record for most storms named in a season," 1 Nov. 2020 The seaboard of west Cork was a focal point for poets and for scholars of other disciplines such as medicine and history. ... Nora Mcgreevy, Smithsonian Magazine, "Medieval Manuscript Returns to Ireland After Hundreds of Years in British Hands," 29 Oct. 2020 Bow your heads for a moment and give a shout-out to Tex Schramm, who insisted that the new team from Texas should play in a division on the Eastern seaboard. Kevin Sherrington, Dallas News, "Cowboys can’t get out of their own way vs. the Seahawks. At least they’re still the beasts of the NFC Least," 28 Sep. 2020 The 2021 Farmers’ Almanac has an interesting forecast of a blizzard, bringing 1-2 feet of snow along the eastern seaboard during February 12-15. Sarah Brookbank, The Enquirer, "Farmers’ Almanac says Ohio River Valley is 'winter wild card'," 26 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of seaboard

1613, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of seaboard was in 1613

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14 Jan 2021

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“Seaboard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of seaboard

: the part of a country that is along or near the sea

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