Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adverb & adjective Close to a shore.
  • adverb & adjective Toward or coming toward a shore.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Near the shore; toward the shore; on the shore side: as, the ship lay, or was moving, inshore.
  • Situated near the shore; relatively near to the shore; specifically, as applied to fishing or fisheries, situated within about five miles of the shore: opposed to offshore: as, inshore fishing.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Being near or moving towards the shore

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Close to (especially in sight of) a shore
  • adjective of a wind Blowing from the sea to the land
  • adverb Near the shore
  • adverb Towards the shore

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

  • adjective (of winds) coming from the sea toward the land
  • adjective close to a shore
  • adverb toward the shore

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Examples

  • As a strong current runs close inshore which is constantly changing its course, and there were no lights or landmarks to guide us, it was a matter of great difficulty to find the very narrow entrance to the river.

    Sketches From My Life

  • As a strong current runs close inshore which is constantly changing its course, and there were no lights or landmarks to guide us, it was a matter of great difficulty to find the very narrow entrance to the river.

    Sketches From My Life By The Late Admiral Hobart Pasha

  • I use them bouncing crawfish and chubs for smallmouth in medium to fast water, as well as drifting shrimp around for inshore fishing for specks, mackerel, and pompano.

    Circle Hook Debate Revisited

  • The SNP retorted by demanding far higher borrowing rights, full control of taxes (including corporation tax), devolution of the Crown Estate (inshore seabed) and broadcasting.

    Let Scotland be a sovereign, mature nation and England benefits too | Neal Ascherson

  • Chad Love: Florida Python Cast & Blast have you guys ever used neck knives for outdoors they look good for inshore saltwater fishing or kayak fishing.

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  • Chad Love: Florida Python Cast & Blast have you guys ever used neck knives for outdoors they look good for inshore saltwater fishing or kayak fishing.

    The Life Ahead: C.J.

  • The house was in the Atlantic boreal region where the salinity of the open sea was around 35 percent, but inshore a little less from freshwater streams and rivers.

    Bird Cloud

  • If you're a surfcaster or inshore-saltwater angler, this is a very big deal for a fairly reasonable price.

    Going Bail-less

  • Thanks muchly - my dad was in the Merchant Navy & my brother sails a 30 footer inshore Lunenburg, Nova Scotia but I didn't get the bug - tho' here its close at hand on all sides.

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  • I use them bouncing crawfish and chubs for smallmouth in medium to fast water, as well as drifting shrimp around for inshore fishing for specks, mackerel, and pompano.

    Circle Hook Debate Revisited

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