from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The region of land extending from the backshore to the beginning of the offshore zone.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The region extending seaward from the shoreline.
- n. Non-US operations locations near the US, as Mexico or the Caribbean.
- v. To move operations to locations near the US, as Mexico or the Caribbean.
near + shore (Wiktionary)
By analogy with offshore (Wiktionary)