coastline

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coast·line

 (kōst′līn′)
n.
The shape, outline, or boundary of a coast.

coastline

(ˈkəʊstˌlaɪn)
n
(Physical Geography) the outline of a coast, esp when seen from the sea, or the land adjacent to it

coast•line

(ˈkoʊstˌlaɪn)

n.
1. the outline or contour of a coast; shoreline.
2. the land and water lying adjacent to a shoreline.
[1855–60]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.coastline - the outline of a coastcoastline - the outline of a coast    
lineation, outline - the line that appears to bound an object
Translations

coastline

[ˈkəʊstlaɪn] Nlitoral m

coastline

[ˈkəʊstlaɪn] ncôte f, littoral m

coastline

[ˈkəʊstˌlaɪn] nlitorale m, linea costiera
References in classic literature ?
Beginning with a raid on two steamship companies, it developed into a pitched battle with a city, a state, and a continental coastline.
I had seen a distant headland past the extreme edge of the promontory, and as we looked we could see grow the intervening coastline of what was evidently a deep cove.
As close in as we dared cruise, we found fathomless depths, and always the same undented coastline of bald cliffs.
But to blockade and watch a coastline is one thing, to blockade and watch the whole surface of a country is another, and cruisers and privateers are things that take long to make, that cannot be packed up and hidden and carried unostentatiously from point to point.
We have sandy beaches, excellent coastlines to behold.
Senator Gary Peters (D-MI), member of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force, today led a bipartisan push to provide funding for the Great Lakes Coastline Resiliency Study, a critical strategy to protect coastlines across the state, in the fiscal year 2019 budget.
In this paper four opinions are quoted, followed by discussions both of Le Testu's charts and their commentaries, and of the means by which the cartographers of the Dieppe school distinguished real from conjectural coastlines, and finally the significance of his planisphere of 1566, which does not depict Java la Grande.
The question about the length of the world's coastlines is not as easy to answer as it would initially seem.
Meanwhile, "we don't routinely police coastlines at all", she said.
The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) has announced the results of an analytical study to monitor the changes on Dubai coastlines during varying periods between 2009 and 2015.
The Trust first commissioned students from the University of Reading in 1965 to survey how land was being used along the coast, as part of its newlylaunched Neptune campaign to conserve coastlines which has helped it buy New surveying undertaken by the University of Leicester compares the situation now with the findings 50 years ago.
ASTRETCH of the North Wales coast which is rich in wildlife and archaeology has been bought by the National Trust for more than PS1m as it launches a new vision for looking after the nation's coastlines.