Definition of coastline in US English:

coastline

noun

  • The outline of a coast, especially with regard to its shape and appearance.

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

coastline

/ˈkōstˌlīn//ˈkoʊstˌlaɪn/