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
The University of Maryland Environmental Law Clinic reported in December that many counties approved virtually all requests to build close to a shoreline.
Since then, seagrass meadows have recovered along the shorelines, and so have dugongs.
Bella Bond's case dates to June 2015, when a woman walking her dog discovered the gruesome bag with a young girl's partially decomposed remains off the shoreline of Deer Island in Boston.
The artifacts are located along the country's shoreline where rising sea levels could soon swallow them.
Bank trout fishing is fair near the marina shoreline.
The first glimpse of a revitalized lakefront in East Chicago should be visible by next year, in the form of some rock reef to adorn the shoreline and the introduction of new plants and wildlife.
Victura was returned to the library earlier this month, back at its prime spot on the shoreline.
Just, a spokeswoman for the annual MB Bike the Drive event, which allows cyclists to ride on the highway, absent cars, along Lake Michigan's shoreline.
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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
SHORELINE Defined for English Language Learners
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
SHORELINE Defined for Kids
Definition of shoreline for Students
: the line or strip of land where a body of water and the shore meet
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