Meaning of “the foreshore” in the English Dictionary

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"the foreshore" in British English

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the foreshorenoun [ S ]

uk /ˈfɔː.ʃɔːr/ us /ˈfɔːr.ʃɔːr/ specialized

Examples from literature

  • I had the pleasure of meeting him on the foreshore that afternoon. 
  • The cliffs that border the foreshore are strikingly coloured and are veined with alabaster. 
  • The distance between the foreshore at high water and the foot of the rocks was considerable. 
  • The foreshore was honeycombed with shallow pits, shored, and timbered with rough hewn timber. 
  • The wind was rising, and the line of the foreshore beyond the boat was white with breakers. 

(Definition of “the foreshore” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)