sea·board | \ˈsē-ˌbȯrd \

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.

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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 China, however, is encouraging some of this business to move beyond the wealthy boom towns of the seaboard. The Economist, "One of China’s poorest provinces wants to be a tech hub," 31 May 2018 The idea hasn't died out, and many a jet-blower is still in use today, many along the America's eastern seaboard. Eric Limer, Popular Mechanics, "The World's Most Serious Snow Blowers Are Powered By Nothing Less than Jet Engines," 20 Jan. 2016 Orlando restaurant chain Hawker’s Asian Street is moving up the eastern seaboard and opening a new location in Charlotte, North Carolina in 2019. Kyle Arnold,, "Orlando's Hawkers Asian Street Fare expands to Tar Heel State," 25 June 2018 Florida, New Jersey and Louisiana, with their low-lying seaboards and sprawling coastal development, have the most to lose. Kurtis Alexander,, "Many coastal properties may be flooded out by 2045, climate report warns," 17 June 2018 Here is the dish on this local eatery, which opened in April in the Centennial Village development: On the menu: Authentic flavors and spices of Greece and the Mediterranean seaboard. Jessi Virtusio, Post-Tribune, "The Simple Greek offers healthy fast-casual meals in Munster," 6 June 2018 This weather system will bring warm and humid air up the Eastern seaboard and turn our weather rather sticky for Friday and much of Saturday. Dave Epstein,, "Will Alberto bring rain to the Boston area this weekend?," 30 May 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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23 Sep 2018

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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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