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English definition of “longshore drift”

longshore drift

noun [U]     /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 coastFloods, tides and currents
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