sea·​coast | \ ˈsē-ˌkōst How to pronounce seacoast (audio) \

Definition of seacoast

: the shore or border of the land adjacent to the sea

Examples of seacoast in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On the seacoast of New Hampshire in a hamlet called Rye, La Mulita, a Colombian specialty coffee shop, has been flourishing. Gary Stern, Forbes, 5 Jan. 2022 The most likely spot is going to be the North Shore of Massachusetts and the seacoast of New Hampshire. Dave Epstein,, 7 Dec. 2021 However, the shore of this small country in the Gulf of Guinea is only one victim of the massive problem affecting more than 8,000 kilometers of seacoast in 13 West African countries. Cecilia Rodriguez, Forbes, 15 Nov. 2021 Its mission was to secure the borders between inspection stations and patrol the seacoast. Chelsey Cox, USA TODAY, 22 Sep. 2021 When the rules changed in the late 19th century, some workers left for the seacoast to make their livings in open fishing boats. Washington Post, 19 Aug. 2021 Hotels and bathing pavilions went up along much of the south Brooklyn seacoast, including Brighton Beach to the east of Coney Island and Manhattan Beach beyond. New York Times, 18 Aug. 2021 Take a ride to the seacoast of New Hampshire to visit these lovely oceanfront gardens, with thousands of roses and hundreds of varieties., 11 June 2021 Storm Dennis was a big boy, too, and so the damage has extended from Northern Ireland to the Scottish Highlands to the Cornish seacoast. William Booth, Washington Post, 18 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of seacoast

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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18 Jan 2022

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“Seacoast.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of seacoast

: the land along the edge of a sea


sea·​coast | \ ˈsē-ˌkōst How to pronounce seacoast (audio) \

Kids Definition of seacoast

: the shore of the sea

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