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

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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Following the threat of Hurricane Dorian on the Southeastern seaboard and a spree of mass shootings in August (53 people died in mass shooting in the U.S. in August alone), climate change and gun violence will likely be discussed. Madeleine Carlisle, Time, "2020 Democrats Will Face Off on One Stage for the First Time This Week. Here's Everything to Know About the September Debate," 8 Sep. 2019 After causing catastrophic destruction in the northern Bahamas and keeping South Florida and most of the U.S. eastern seaboard on edge for weeks, Hurricane Dorian is moving north and made landfall in Canada on Saturday evening. Ron Hurtibise,, "Gabrielle again a tropical storm; doesn’t pose a threat to Florida, hurricane center says," 8 Sep. 2019 Some of the models like the UKMET and ECMWF bring this system close to the Florida coast, keeping it a little stronger, and then move it up the eastern seaboard up offshore the Carolinas. Leigh Morgan, al, "Update: Two new tropical depressions could form in Atlantic in the next few days," 23 Aug. 2019 Qantas is trying to roll out a network of super-long direct services connecting Australia’s eastern seaboard with South America, South Africa and North America as rising oil prices squeeze profit margins. Angus Whitley, Los Angeles Times, "Qantas tests 20-hour nonstop flights to see if passengers can bear it," 22 Aug. 2019 Qantas is trying to roll out a network of super-long direct services connecting Australia’s eastern seaboard with South America, South Africa, and North America. Angus Whitley,, "World’s longest flight — Sydney to London — to be even less comfortable than expected," 5 June 2019 Yet a federal judge last week divined an exception to this constitutional axiom by enshrining a Barack Obama order walling off 128 million acres of the Arctic and eastern seaboard from oil and gas production. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Entrenching the Obama Presidency," 5 Apr. 2019 As summer heats up and people head to the water to cool off, cases of flesh-eating bacteria are becoming more frequent, primarily on the eastern seaboard. Julie Mazziotta,, "Cases of Flesh-Eating Bacteria Are on the Rise as Summer Heats Up: Here's How to Stay Safe," 24 July 2019 The first batch of 28 acts, announced Wednesday, includes Anna Lunoe, Murda Beatz and Steve Aoki for a debut run that will visit the three main cities on the eastern seaboard. Lars Brandle, Billboard, "Calvin Harris, Armin Van Buuren, Lil Pump and Alison Wonderland to Headline Australia's Inaugural FestivalX," 24 July 2019

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First Known Use of seaboard

1613, in the meaning defined above

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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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