backshore
a part of the seashore covered by water only during extreme storms

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • backshore — The area of a beach extending from the limit of high water foam lines to dunes or extreme inland limit of the beach …   Military dictionary

  • backshore — /bak shawr , shohr /, n. Geol. 1. the zone of the shore or beach above the high water line, acted upon only by severe storms or exceptionally high tides. 2. the area immediately adjacent to a sea cliff. 3. berm (def. 3). [1915 20; BACK1 + SHORE1] …   Universalium

  • backshore —   the beach above the high water, or high tide, mark which is usually untouched by wave action …   Geography glossary

  • backshore —    The upper or inner, usually dry, zone of the shore or beach, lying between the high water line of mean spring tides and the upper limit of shore zone processes; it is acted upon by waves or covered by water only during exceptionally severe… …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

  • backshore — /ˈbækʃɔ/ (say bakshaw) noun the part of a beach above the normal spring high tides, usually dry except in exceptional circumstances …   Australian English dictionary

  • backshore — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun : the part of the seashore between the foreshore and the coastline covered by water only during storms of exceptional severity * * * /bak shawr , shohr /, n. Geol. 1. the zone of the shore or beach above the high water line, acted …   Useful english dictionary

  • backshore terrace —    (not preferred)    refer to berm …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

  • Shoal — Bar (landform) redirects here. For other uses, see Bar (disambiguation)#Landforms. Sandbank redirects here. For other uses, see Sandbank (disambiguation). For other uses, see Shoal (disambiguation). Sandbar between St. Agnes and Gugh on the Isles …   Wikipedia

  • coastal landforms — ▪ geology Introduction       any of the relief features present along any coast, the result of a combination of processes, sediments, and the geology of the coast itself.       The coastal environment of the world is made up of a wide variety of… …   Universalium

  • berm, natural — The nearly horizontal portion of a beach or backshore having an abrupt fall and formed by deposition of material by wave action. A berm marks the limit of ordinary high tide. For air cushion vehicles, berms (constructed) are required to protect… …   Military dictionary

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