coastline
noun Date: 1856 1. a line that forms the boundary between the land and the ocean or a lake 2. the outline of a coast

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  • coastline — ► NOUN ▪ a length of coast: a rugged coastline …   English terms dictionary

  • coastline — 1860, from COAST (Cf. coast) + LINE (Cf. line) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • coastline — [kōst′līn΄] n. the contour or outline of a coast …   English World dictionary

  • coastline — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ long ▪ beautiful, spectacular ▪ rocky, rugged, wild ▪ Atlantic, Mediterranean …   Collocations dictionary

  • coastline — coast|line [ˈkəustlaın US ˈkoust ] n the land on the edge of the coast, especially the shape of this land as seen from the air ▪ California s rugged coastline ▪ a beautiful stretch of coastline along/around the coastline ▪ the sandy hills along… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • coastline — [[t]ko͟ʊstlaɪn[/t]] coastlines N VAR: oft supp N A country s coastline is the outline of its coast. This is some of the most exposed coastline in the world... Thousands of volunteers gave up part of their weekend to clean up the California… …   English dictionary

  • coastline — UK [ˈkəʊstˌlaɪn] / US [ˈkoʊstˌlaɪn] noun [countable] Word forms coastline : singular coastline plural coastlines the land along a coast, especially when seen from the sea or the air Brittany s rugged coastline …   English dictionary

  • coastline — n. a broken, jagged coastline * * * [ kəʊstlaɪn] jagged coastline a broken …   Combinatory dictionary

  • coastline — coast|line [ koust,laın ] noun count the land along a coast, especially when seen from the ocean or the air: the rugged Maine coastline …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • coastline — noun a length of coast: a rugged coastline …   English new terms dictionary

  • coastline — noun (C) the land on the edge of the coast, especially the shape of this land as seen from the air: rocky coastline …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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