shoreward

adverb
shore·​ward | \ ˈshȯr-wərd How to pronounce shoreward (audio) \
variants: or shorewards \ ˈshȯr-​wərdz How to pronounce shorewards (audio) \

Definition of shoreward

: toward the shore

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Beyond wind, lake ice also can move shoreward when sudden temperature swings force the ice to expand and contract. Michael Greshko, National Geographic, "'Ice tsunami' crashes onto northern lake shores. Here's why.," 25 Feb. 2019

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First Known Use of shoreward

circa 1691, in the meaning defined above

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