Definition of coastline in English:

coastline

noun

  • [mass noun] The land along a coast:

    ‘the hotel has wonderful views of the rugged coastline’
    • ‘So she sold her Sydney flat and bought a house on the shores of the city's northern coastline.’
    • ‘Its thick, gummy oil has blackened hundreds of miles of coastline in Spain.’
    • ‘The spokesman said it was common for seals to be found along the south Essex coastline.’
    • ‘Deposits have been discovered on a number of stretches of coastline over the past couple of weeks.’
    • ‘However, as with the rest of the world, things are changing fast on this idyllic coastline.’
    • ‘Large ponds are dug along coastlines, and any mangrove forests or wetlands in the way are destroyed.’
    • ‘It has put up clear warnings about the dangers of the sea at regular intervals along this stretch of coastline.’
    • ‘It's a rugged county with a spectacular and breathtaking coastline, full of history and legend.’
    • ‘Yorkshire pride is at stake in a new competition to find the nation's favourite stretch of coastline.’
    • ‘In fact, not even a week had passed since another surfer had been eaten on exactly the same piece of coastline.’
    • ‘It is claimed that on a really fine day it is possible to see as far away as Galway Bay up along the local coastline.’
    • ‘As day dawned, the landing craft was just off the French coastline and the order to go in was given.’
    • ‘Seals, porpoises and sometimes even Minke whales also visit this coastline.’
    • ‘It would be a huge boost to the already booming tourist industry along the county coastline.’
    • ‘Along the mainland coastline are shallow reefs and a scattering of wrecks.’
    • ‘The house sits on 35 acres and has a mile of private coastline including a private beach.’
    • ‘I had not realised it has the longest coastline of anywhere in the country.’
    • ‘The town stretched along the coastline, most of it out of sight behind hills that rose up either side of the plain.’
    • ‘The suddenness of the tsunami caught literally tens of thousands of people unaware along the coastlines of southern Asia.’
    seaboard, coastal region, coastline, seashore, shore, shoreline, seaside, beach, sand, sands, foreshore, waterside, water's edge, waterfront
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Pronunciation:

coastline

/ˈkəʊs(t)lʌɪn/