Raised beach
Beach Beach (b[=e]ch), n.; pl. {Beaches} (-[e^]z). [Cf. Sw. backe hill, Dan. bakke, Icel. bakki hill, bank. Cf. {Bank}.] 1. Pebbles, collectively; shingle. [1913 Webster]

2. The shore of the sea, or of a lake, which is washed by the waves; especially, a sandy or pebbly shore; the strand. [1913 Webster]

{Beach flea} (Zo["o]l.), the common name of many species of amphipod Crustacea, of the family {Orchestid[ae]}, living on the sea beaches, and leaping like fleas.

{Beach grass} (Bot.), a coarse grass ({Ammophila arundinacea}), growing on the sandy shores of lakes and seas, which, by its interlaced running rootstocks, binds the sand together, and resists the encroachment of the waves.

{Beach wagon}, a light open wagon with two or more seats.

{Raised beach}, an accumulation of water-worn stones, gravel, sand, and other shore deposits, above the present level of wave action, whether actually raised by elevation of the coast, as in Norway, or left by the receding waters, as in many lake and river regions. [1913 Webster]


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  • Raised beach — Raised Raised (r[=a]zd), a. 1. Lifted up; showing above the surroundings; as, raised or embossed metal work. [1913 Webster] 2. Leavened; made with leaven, or yeast; used of bread, cake, etc., as distinguished from that made with cream of tartar,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Raised beach — Definition A raised beach or a marine terrace is an emergent coastal landform. Raised beaches and marine terraces are beaches or wave cut platforms raised above the shore line by a relative fall in the sea level. Around the world, the combination …   Wikipedia

  • raised beach — noun : a beach formed by a sea or lake and subsequently elevated above high water level either by local crustal movements or by lowering of sea level * * * raised beach noun (geology) An old sea margin above the present water level • • • Main… …   Useful english dictionary

  • raised beach —    An ancient (relict) beach occurring above the present shoreline and separated from the present beach, having been elevated above the high water mark either by local crustal movements (uplift) or by lowering of sea or lake level, and which may… …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

  • raised beach —   a relict beach left dry by a relative fall in sea level …   Geography glossary

  • raised beach — noun Geology a former beach now above water level owing to changes since its formation …   English new terms dictionary

  • raised beach — /reɪzd ˈbitʃ/ (say rayzd beech) noun an ancient wave cut platform cut into a cliff, and now above sea level as a result of a relative fall in sea level …   Australian English dictionary

  • Beach — (b[=e]ch), n.; pl. {Beaches} ( [e^]z). [Cf. Sw. backe hill, Dan. bakke, Icel. bakki hill, bank. Cf. {Bank}.] 1. Pebbles, collectively; shingle. [1913 Webster] 2. The shore of the sea, or of a lake, which is washed by the waves; especially, a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Beach flea — Beach Beach (b[=e]ch), n.; pl. {Beaches} ( [e^]z). [Cf. Sw. backe hill, Dan. bakke, Icel. bakki hill, bank. Cf. {Bank}.] 1. Pebbles, collectively; shingle. [1913 Webster] 2. The shore of the sea, or of a lake, which is washed by the waves;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Beach grass — Beach Beach (b[=e]ch), n.; pl. {Beaches} ( [e^]z). [Cf. Sw. backe hill, Dan. bakke, Icel. bakki hill, bank. Cf. {Bank}.] 1. Pebbles, collectively; shingle. [1913 Webster] 2. The shore of the sea, or of a lake, which is washed by the waves;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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