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longshore driftnoun [U]

uk   /ˌlɒŋ.ʃɔːˈdrɪft/  us   /ˌlɑːŋ.ʃɔːr-/ specialized
the ​movement of ​sand and ​smallstones, etc. along the ​coast by ​wavestravellingparallel or at an ​angle to the ​coast
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