shore·​front | \ ˈshȯr-ˌfrənt How to pronounce shorefront (audio) \

Definition of shorefront

: land along a shore specifically : beachfront

Examples of shorefront in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some parts of Michigan’s shorefront are eroding at an average of a foot a year, and the state has spent millions of dollars restoring damage on campgrounds, dunes, and beaches. Molly Glick, Popular Science, "The Great Lakes are higher than they’ve ever been, and we’re not sure what will happen next," 15 May 2020 The five-star resort featured a lush golf course and shorefront rooms that overlooked Ponte Vedra Beach. Lindsey Thiry,, "After beating the Jaguars, Rams enjoy week in Jacksonville before traveling to London," 19 Oct. 2017 President Donald Trump also repealed an Obama-era mandate for flood-prone construction, so there’s no guarantee that new shorefront structures will be able to withstand future damage. Michelle Weber, Longreads, "The Elephant in the Flood," 5 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of shorefront

1919, in the meaning defined above

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“Shorefront.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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