Coastwise
Coastwise Coast"wise` (-w[imac]z`), Coastways Coast"ways`, adv. By way of, or along, the coast; following a coastline; as, coastwise winds contributed to the storm. [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • coastwise — [kōst′wīz΄] adv., adj. along and near the coast: also coastways [kōst′wāz΄] adv …   English World dictionary

  • coastwise — /kohst wuyz /, adv. 1. along the coast: We sailed coastwise for days before finding a harbor. adj. 2. following the coast. [1685 95; COAST + WISE] * * * …   Universalium

  • coastwise — /ˈkoʊstwaɪz/ (say kohstwuyz) adverb Also, coastways /ˈkoʊstweɪz/ (say kohstwayz). 1. along the coast. –adjective 2. following the coast: coastwise drift …   Australian English dictionary

  • coastwise — Vessels plying coastwise are those engaged in domestic trade, or plying between port and port in the United States …   Black's law dictionary

  • coastwise — Vessels plying coastwise are those engaged in domestic trade, or plying between port and port in the United States …   Black's law dictionary

  • coastwise — adverb or adjective see coast I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • coastwise — 1. adjective Toward the coast Syn: coastward 2. adverb Towards the coast Syn: coastwards …   Wiktionary

  • coastwise — adv. via the coast …   English contemporary dictionary

  • coastwise — coast·wise …   English syllables

  • coastwise — coast•wise [[t]ˈkoʊstˌwaɪz[/t]] adv. 1) navig. along the coast 2) navig. following the coast • Etymology: 1685–95 …   From formal English to slang

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