Definition of shoreline
1 : the line where a body of water and the shore meet
2 : the strip of land along the shoreline
Examples of shoreline in a Sentence
The road runs along the shoreline.
Recent Examples of shoreline from the Web
Global Draw Santa Monica Beach Among California’s most popular beaches, Santa Monica’s namesake shoreline attracts some 17 million people a year from around the county and the world.
An onshore wind will keep readings in the 70s along the Lake Michigan shoreline.
Two men were swimming 30 to 60 feet from the shoreline when a 911 call was made at 12:14 p.m. by fishermen, Clarksville Fire Chief Brandon Skaggs said.
The body was found in the lake by a fisherman on Tuesday a few miles from Dunkirk, New York, which is about 50 miles northeast of Erie, Pennsylvania, along the lake’s southern shoreline.
Biomarkers for human feces were detected in shoreline testing at Esther Simplot ponds.
Saturday will be mostly cloudy and humid with high temperatures in the low to mid 80s inland, upper 70s for the shoreline.
Almost half a century ago, Delaware passed a law that prevented heavy industry from setting up new facilities on a coastal strip running the length of the state, a move hailed by environmentalists for protecting the state’s shoreline.
Scientists believe this portion of forest was miles back from the Gulf shoreline at the time, as cypress trees cannot tolerate exposure to salt.
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First Known Use of shoreline
Definition of Shoreline
city in west central Washington on Puget Sound north of Seattle population 53,007
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Definition of shoreline for English Language Learners
: the land along the edge of an area of water (such as an ocean, lake, etc.) : a coast or shore
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Definition of shoreline for Students
: the line or strip of land where a body of water and the shore meet
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