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longshore

Line breaks: long|shore
Pronunciation: /ˈlɒŋʃɔː
 
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Definition of longshore in English:

adjective

Existing on, frequenting, or moving along the seashore: longshore currents
More example sentences
  • Marine deposits are formed along seashores by sea water flowing in longshore currents.
  • Thomas accused the PMA of engaging in a massive speedup and compromising safety, citing the deaths of five longshore workers in accidents this year.
  • Although prior to the lockout Westshore had an estimated 1 million ton stockpile of coal available to load, unionized longshore workers refused to cross the railway pickets and those who were working walked out.

Origin

early 19th century: from along shore.

Words that rhyme with longshore

alongshore

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