seaboard

noun

sea·​board ˈsē-ˌbȯrd How to pronounce seaboard (audio)
: seacoast
also : the country bordering a seacoast
seaboard adjective

Examples of seaboard in a Sentence

He lives on the eastern seaboard.
Recent Examples on the Web Perhaps McCullough’s role will diminish moving forward if calm returns to the Atlantic seaboard. Jon Wilner | , oregonlive, 31 Aug. 2023 Ticks are moving up the eastern seaboard, already fully established in southern Massachusetts and getting into Maine. Kenton Gewecke, ABC News, 13 Mar. 2023 Over the course of this year, there have been a number of other political killings, including two candidates for the February local elections, as well as the mayor of Manta and a councilor in Durán, both on the Pacific seaboard. Ivan Briscoe and Glaeldys González, Foreign Affairs, 4 Oct. 2023 The record heat then spread to the eastern seaboard, bringing temperatures in the 80s to Delaware and Washington and stretching south to Northern Florida. Julia Jacobo, ABC News, 27 Dec. 2023 David Hackett Fischer’s celebrated 1989 book, Albion’s Seed, made the influential case that the roots of the distinct American cultures of the Eastern seaboard and the Appalachians can be found in the regional cultures of England and the rest of Britain. Dan McLaughlin, National Review, 8 Dec. 2023 Marine methane hydrate occurs across the world’s oceans, including off the eastern seaboard of the United States. Matt Simon, WIRED, 7 Dec. 2023 Those advertisements helped Smithsonian researchers track Bache’s movements, which took him down the eastern seaboard from Maine to New Orleans. Samantha Baskind, Smithsonian Magazine, 7 Apr. 2023 For the first time, passengers will be able to fly nonstop between Australia’s eastern seaboard and Paris, New York and London. Natasha Frost, New York Times, 23 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1613, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of seaboard was in 1613

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“Seaboard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/seaboard. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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seaboard

noun
sea·​board ˈsē-ˌbō(ə)rd How to pronounce seaboard (audio)
-ˌbȯ(ə)rd
: seacoast
also : the country bordering a seacoast
seaboard adjective

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