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Meaning of onshore

on•shore

Pronunciation: (on'shôr', -shōr', ôn'-), [key]
— adv.
  1. onto or in the direction of the shore from a body of water: a breeze blowing onshore.
  2. in or on a body of water, close to or parallel with the shore: to sail a boat onshore.
  3. on land, esp. within the area adjoining a port; ashore: to land and shop onshore.
—adj.
  1. moving or proceeding toward shore or onto land from a body of water: an onshore breeze.
  2. located on or close to the shore: an onshore lighthouse; an onshore buoy.
  3. done or taking place on land: onshore liberty for the crew.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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