sea·​coast ˈsē-ˌkōst How to pronounce seacoast (audio)
: the shore or border of the land adjacent to the sea

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The remaining 20,000 men will aid the artillery detachments in guarding the seacoast and manning the heavy guns of our coast defense. Merrie Monteagudo, San Diego Union-Tribune, 21 Apr. 2023 In the purplish state of New Hampshire, where Rochester sits between the liberal southern seacoast and the more conservative Lakes Region at its center, the tie only confirmed what people already knew: Their city of 30,000, like their country, is politically split. Jenna Russell, New York Times, 12 Dec. 2022 Having excited the greed of their captors, Jones and Hill next persuaded them that the final clue to the treasure’s whereabouts could only be revealed after the two mediums, along with the Pimple and the commandant, made their way to the busy seacoast near Constantinople. Washington Post, 16 June 2021 The contest appears close in a district that includes Manchester, the state’s largest city, and much of eastern New Hampshire, from the seacoast to the Mount Washington Valley. Brian Macquarrie,, 28 Oct. 2022 That’s the salty taste of summertime on the Atlantic seacoast. Thomas Farragher,, 23 July 2022 And in that, every country -- rich or poor, large or small, landlocked or with a long seacoast -- can learn from what Israel has done. Seth M. Siegel, CNN, 19 Sep. 2022 During his MICA days, his work often took him abroad to France, where Mr. Jones, an accomplished painter in his own right, produced more than 50 oil paintings of the French countryside and seacoast, family members said. Frederick N. Rasmussen, Baltimore Sun, 24 June 2022 The New Hampshire Fish and Game Endangered Wildlife Program has been monitoring and protecting breeding piping plovers and their habitat on the seacoast since 1997. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 1 June 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of seacoast was in the 14th century

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“Seacoast.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jun. 2023.

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sea·​coast ˈsē-ˌkōst How to pronounce seacoast (audio)
: the shore of the sea

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