shoreline

noun shore·line \ ˈshȯr-ˌlīn \
Updated on: 14 Apr 2018

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

  1. The road runs along the shoreline.

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First Known Use of shoreline

1852


Shoreline

geographical name Shore·line \ ˈshȯr-ˌlīn \

Definition of Shoreline

city in west central Washington on Puget Sound north of Seattle population 53,007

SHORELINE Defined for English Language Learners

shoreline

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

shoreline

noun shore·line \ ˈshȯr-ˌlīn \

Definition of shoreline for Students

: the line or strip of land where a body of water and the shore meet


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