Definition of longshore drift in English:

longshore drift

Line breaks: long|shore drift
Pronunciation: /lɒŋʃɔːˈdrɪft


[mass noun]
The movement of material along a coast by waves which approach at an angle to the shore but recede directly away from it.
More example sentences
  • Linear, prograding coasts are the consequence of a substantial supply of sediment derived by transport along the coast by longshore drift and coastal currents.
  • Rising sea levels and longshore drift since the ice age have created a remarkable, 500 km-long beach.
  • The homogenization is believed to be the result of depositional processes such as longshore drift and storm activity that rework and mix detritus that may have been originally more stratified.

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