Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The area of a shore that lies between the average high tide mark and the average low tide mark.
  • n. The part of a shore between the water and occupied or cultivated land.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The part of a shore between high water and low water, especially the beach exposed at maximum ebb spring tides.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. The part of the shore between high and low water marks.
  • n. the part of the seashore between the high-water and and low-water marks.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The sloping part of a shore, uncovered at low tide; the beach; strand; an advanced or projecting line of shore.
  • n. The narrow level slope or berm constructed on the seaward side of a breakwater or dike, built to diminish and dissipate the force of waves before they strike the breakwater proper.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the part of the seashore between the highwater mark and the low-water mark

Etymologies

From fore +‎ shore or fore- +‎ shore. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Along the foreshore was a series of disconnected posts, every second of which was armed with a Lewis gun.

    The War Service of the 1/4 Royal Berkshire Regiment (T. F.)

  • I've said that the upper part of the dream is vague to me; at the end of the foreshore, that is, where the cottage stands; the church tower I can see plainly enough to the very top.

    Merry-Garden and Other Stories

  • Therefore in the most fitting spot -- a true no-man's land, in that the foreshore was the property of the Government, though on the "heuchs" above the butt of the separating march dyke, built with masonry and bound and spiked with iron, testified that the Jews of the hills had no dealings with the Samaritans of the valleys.

    Patsy

  • Park on the foreshore, which is the cornerstone of the project.

    Fiji Times Online - Local News

  • Between this country and the foreshore is a relatively large plateau falling toward the coastline.

    NZ On Screen

  • The new Moira Tourism board wants to employ the 10 staff now employed by Yarrawonga Mulwala Tourism and keep them operating from the present site on the foreshore, which is owned by Yarrawonga Mulwala Tourism.

    The Border Mail - Front Page

  • The foreshore is the Queen's, but some sensible arrangement could be made about the driftwood, plastic bottles, condoms and winkles found there.

    The Guardian World News

  • National's long-awaited prescription for healing that weeping political sore otherwise known as the foreshore and seabed should be grabbed with both hands by the Maori Party.

    New Zealand Herald - Top Stories

  • I had to use the actual road as at the moment the foreshore is a complete mess and construction site.

    TravelPod.com TravelStream™ — Recent Entries at TravelPod.com

  • Illustration: [According to Mr. HEALY'S interpretation of what he called "a kind of foreshore doctrine of legality," the PRIME MINISTER had laid it down that guns are liable to seizure on the shore below high water mark, but that, once they are fairly on dry land, "the proclamation has exhausted itself."]

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, August 5th, 1914

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