sea·​board | \ ˈsē-ˌbȯrd \

Definition of seaboard 

: seacoast also : the country bordering a seacoast

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Other Words from seaboard

seaboard adjective

Examples of seaboard in a Sentence

He lives on the eastern seaboard.

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But consider a curvy path like I-95, which wends and winds its way along the Eastern seaboard. Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, "Can Driving the Inside Lane on the Highway Shorten Your Trip?," 16 Nov. 2018 Here's how a landing with a SpaceX Crew Dragon, which is scheduled to have its first flight in 2019, is supposed to look: The capsule makes a splash landing in the Atlantic Ocean off Florida's eastern seaboard. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "SpaceX Built a Helicopter-Ready Rescue Ship in Case Something Goes Wrong When Astronauts Return to Earth," 6 Nov. 2018 Above average precipitation is possible in parts of Alaska, throughout the Southeast and Southwest, and through the eastern seaboard. Megan Friedman, Country Living, "NOAA Predicts Winter Is Going to Be Warmer Than Usual for Most of the United States," 22 Oct. 2018 That might come as a surprise to visitors of Philadelphia; other popular cities on the eastern seaboard—think New York; Washington, D.C.; and Boston—can sometimes overshadow this Pennsylvania underdog. Megan Barber, Curbed, "The best things to do with kids in 13 U.S. cities," 20 Nov. 2018 At least one person was killed in Virginia on Monday after two apparent tornadoes touched down in the state as Florence — which has been downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone — continues to leave its mark along the eastern seaboard. Nicole Darrah, Fox News, "Florence spawns reported tornadoes in Virginia, leaves at least 1 dead," 18 Sep. 2018 Meanwhile, cities like Portland and Seattle could be drier than normal, and the large cities on the eastern seaboard—think New York, DC, and Boston—are often warmer than average during an El Niño year. Megan Barber, Curbed, "El Niño watch: Here’s what it means for cities," 19 Sep. 2018 For many, the lasting image of the bicentennial was the arrival of the Tall Ships in ports up and down the eastern seaboard. John Garrison Marks, Smithsonian, "What the 2026 World Cup Could Do for America’s 250th Birthday Celebration," 3 July 2018 There were family dinners and hikes, trekking all over the eastern seaboard for track meets and basketball games, and advising on college decisions. Ginny Brzezinski /, NBC News, "Handling empty nest syndrome," 1 June 2018

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First Known Use of seaboard

1613, in the meaning defined above

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Dictionary Entries near seaboard

sea bloom

sea blubber

sea blue


sea boat

sea bob

sea book

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The first known use of seaboard was in 1613

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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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