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 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, "Super-storm Dennis brings mass flooding to Britain and rains on Boris Johnson, too," 18 Feb. 2020 From the surf to the slopes Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii appeared to make history on New Year’s Day as the first presidential candidate to go surfing in the waves along New Hampshire’s seacoast. Fox News, "Democracy 2020 Digest: Buttigieg teams up with Charlamagne tha God," 24 Jan. 2020 But if guides and groups aren’t your thing, the company has just created its first-ever self-guided Massachusetts-to-Maine bike route, encompassing some 455 miles of stunning New England seacoast from Gloucester to Bar Harbor, Maine. Lauren Daley,, "Cycle a picturesque coastal route from Gloucester to Maine," 31 July 2019 Forecasters expected Dorian, packing 150 mph (240 kph) winds, to hit some Bahamian islands Sunday before heading near Florida and then skirting along or off the U.S. Southeast seacoast. Washington Post, "Evacuations begin as Dorian bears down on northern Bahamas," 1 Sep. 2019 Nickerson chooses as guides several early artist-naturalists associated with the eastern seacoast. David James, Anchorage Daily News, "‘Look at the bird’: Ornithology and family history intertwine in ‘Blackbird Flying’," 15 June 2019 Jenness Beach is one of five state park beaches along New Hampshire’s seacoast. USA TODAY, "Retired monkeys, freeze-dried blood, ‘Hidden Figures Way’: News from around our 50 states," 14 June 2019 Conroy had heard that NASA was transporting components for future spacecraft from manufacturers on the West Coast to launch sites on the Eastern seacoast. David Hambling, Popular Mechanics, "Why the Super Guppy Is Such a Badass Plane," 17 Dec. 2018 Right whales typically give birth off the southeastern U.S. seacoast between December and late March. Washington Post, "‘Truly alarming’: No babies for endangered right whales," 28 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of seacoast

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Seacoast.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 May. 2021.

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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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