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longshore drift

noun [U] uk   /ˌlɒŋ.ʃɔːˈdrɪft/ us    /ˌlɑːŋ.ʃɔːr-/ specialized
the movement of sand and small stones, etc. along the coast by waves travelling parallel or at an angle to the coast
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