Etymology

seashore (n.)

also sea-shore, "coast of the sea, land that lies adjacent to the ocean," 1520s, from sea + shore (n.). Old English used særima "sea-rim," sæ-strande, etc. Middle English had sea-bank (mid-14c.); see seaside. Commonly understood as the ground between the ordinary high-water and low-water marks, typically covered with sand or shingle.

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updated on March 17, 2022