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English definition of “inshore”


adjective, adverb     /ˈɪn.ʃɔːr/ US  /-ʃɔːr/
near or towards the coast: an inshore fishing zone an inshore lifeboat The ships moved slowly inshore.Terms for location and direction used at sea
(Definition of inshore adjectiveadverb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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