Meaning of “longshore drift” in the English Dictionary

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"longshore drift" in British English

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longshore driftnoun [ U ]

uk /ˌlɒŋ.ʃɔː ˈdrɪft/ us /ˌlɑːŋ.ʃɔːr ˈdrɪft/ specialized

the movement of sand and small stones, etc. along the coast by waves travelling parallel or at an angle to the coast

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