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

  • n. A seacoast.
  • n. Land near the sea.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The area bordering the sea; a coastline.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Bordering upon, or being near, the sea; seaside; seacoast.
  • adv. Toward the sea.
  • n. The seashore; seacoast.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The sea-shore; the coast-line; the sea-coast; the country bordering on the sea.
  • Bordering on or adjoining the sea.
  • n. Naval, a board laid out in squares representing a fixed distance, upon which models of vessels made to the same scale as the squares on the board can be manœuvered in playing a naval tactical war game.

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

  • n. the shore of a sea or ocean regarded as a resort


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  • The Moroccan government maintains that the 1,000 kilometer stretch of Saharan seaboard is an integral part of its historical territory and that has been its unchanging policy since Spain let go of Western Sahara in 1975.

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  • The eastern seaboard is mainly flat, featureless, overdeveloped, and devastated.

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  • The Eastern seaboard is never dark – a skein of lights runs along it, always visible.

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  • Well, the US eastern seaboard is singularly devoid of precious metal ore deposits, which kept Spanish attention to the south, seeking more lucrative immediate spoils in Mexico and South America.

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  • Curious thing, that we have the cheapest combined rail-and-water haul to the seaboard on this continent when that seaboard is in Montreal.

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  • But, as I sit down today to write this article, a business executive with an industrial firm on the Eastern seaboard is telephoning a bookmaker to place a fifty-dollar bet on a horse race; a factory worker in a Midwestern town is standing at a lunch counter filling out a basketball parlay card on which he will wager two dollars; a housewife in a West Coast suburb is handing a dime to a policy writer who operates a newsstand as a front near the supermarket where she shops.

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  • "Most people said, hang on, why did you put them all on that eastern seaboard, which is a seismically unstable region?"

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  • As is often forgotten, it would also protect the U.S., by providing an additional layer of defense for the Eastern seaboard, which is a long way from the Alaskan defenses.

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  • Tissaphernes and all the rest of the Asiatics on the seaboard are our foes, not to speak of our arch-enemy, the king himself, up yonder, whom we came to deprive of his empire, and to kill, if possible.


  • The pounds sterling that were idling in the hank account of a wealthy English spinster could be transmuted into German steel rails and American locomotives to construct a railway in Brazil, and the freights of coffee which that railway brought down to the seaboard were again transmuted into the money with which the English investor paid her bills at the hotel on the Riviera where she chose to live.

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  • People that build their houses inland,

    People that buy a plot of ground

    Shaped like a house and build a house there,

    Far from the seaboard, far from the sound

    Of water sucking the hollow ledges,

    Tons of water striking the shore,

    What do they long for, as I long for

    One salt smell of the sea once more?

    - Edna St. Vincent Millay, 'Inland'.

    September 22, 2009