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 In addition to watching the weather at Kennedy Space Center, the forecasters will also be watching the weather along the eastern seaboard, where abort sites are located should they be needed due to an unexpected emergency. NBC News, "Tropical Storm Bertha makes landfall near Charleston, South Carolina," 26 May 2020 The first was on a ship taking a round-trip voyage from New York City along the eastern seaboard that infected 85 of the ship's 2,166 passengers and 10 of its 612 crew members. Morgan Hines, USA TODAY, "CDC: Frozen raspberries were culprit behind 2019 norovirus outbreak on multiple cruises," 25 Apr. 2020 Either way, breezy winds, rough surf and perhaps even some minor coastal flooding is in the cards for the Eastern seaboard. Jeff Berardelli, CBS News, "A tropical weather system is developing near Florida. Is this a sign of a busy season ahead?," 15 May 2020 These include the larger cities on the Atlantic and Pacific seaboards as well as cities like Chicago, Minneapolis, Austin and Denver. John B. Judis, Washington Post, "I was a ’60s socialist. Today’s progressives are in danger of repeating my generation’s mistakes.," 21 Jan. 2020 Bushfires had broken out across the country’s eastern seaboard—where most of the population is clustered—in September. Aaron Timms, The New Republic, "Australia’s Infernal Denial," 7 Jan. 2020 More than 4000 tons of crude oil residue from an unknown source have landed on the country’s northeast seaboard since late August, contaminating hundreds of beaches, estuaries, reefs, and mangroves along a 2500-kilometer stretch of shoreline. Herton Escobar, Science | AAAS, "Mysterious oil spill threatens marine biodiversity haven in Brazil," 4 Nov. 2019 Other super-long flights from Australia's eastern seaboard to South America and Africa might follow, Qantas says. Angus Whitley, Anchorage Daily News, "I just took the world’s first 20-hour flight. Here’s what it did to me.," 22 Oct. 2019 Other super-long flights from Australia’s eastern seaboard to South America and Africa might follow, Qantas says. Los Angeles Times, "I took the world’s first 20-hour flight. Here’s what it did to me," 19 Oct. 2019

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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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2 Jun 2020

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“Seaboard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jun. 2020.

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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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