shore·​front ˈshȯr-ˌfrənt How to pronounce shorefront (audio)
: land along a shore
specifically : beachfront

Examples of shorefront in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Beach camping is allowed along the lake, but if sleeping in a tent isn’t your thing, hotel owners who grew up summering at Lake Mac have recently spruced up old shorefront lodges. Jen Murphy, Travel + Leisure, 6 Aug. 2023 And in 2018, the Christies bought a multimillion-dollar shorefront home in Bay Head, one of the more exclusive towns on the Jersey Shore. Alexandra Berzon, New York Times, 16 June 2023 To fully protect Manhattan would require a flood wall that is tall, long and continuous, wrapping around the island on both sides, similar to the 16-kilometer-long, five-meter-high and nearly five-meter-thick (at its base) sea wall along the Galveston shorefront. David Biello, Scientific American, 2 Nov. 2012 Interestingly, the 16,641-acre lake was built as a recreational deep water and fishing lake, so the shorefront is clear of trees – a rarity among North Texas lake properties. Warner Group, Dallas News, 13 Feb. 2022 The force of the waves subjects this stretch of shorefront to relentless erosion. Taras Grescoe, Smithsonian Magazine, 28 July 2022 Running parallel is a rugged expanse of coastline that offers access to offshoot trails, a shorefront that includes Long Beach and First Nations landmarks. Megan Michelson, Outside Online, 30 Mar. 2021 Occupying the shorefront of a private island 30 minutes off the coast of Dangriga, this resort hosts just 30 guests at a time. Graham Averill, Outside Online, 7 May 2022 Land dwellers occasionally grumbled that the rundown vessels were an eyesore or got angry when a runaway craft collided with someone’s shorefront property. Rachel Scheier, Los Angeles Times, 9 Nov. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1919, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of shorefront was in 1919

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“Shorefront.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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