Etymology
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inshore (adj.)

also in-shore, "near the shore," 1701, from in (prep.) + shore (n.). As an adverb from 1737.

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Definitions of inshore
1
inshore (adj.)
(of winds) coming from the sea toward the land;
an inshore breeze
Synonyms: onshore / shoreward
inshore (adj.)
close to a shore;
inshore fisheries
2
inshore (adv.)
toward the shore;
we swam two miles inshore
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