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adv. & adj.
Along, by way of, or following a coast: winds that blew coastwise; strong coastwise winds.


adj, adv
along the coast



1. along the coast.
2. following the coast.
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Adj.1.coastwise - along or following a coast; "coastal shipping"; "coastwise winds contributed to the storm"
coastal - located on or near or bordering on a coast; "coastal marshes"; "coastal waters"; "the Atlantic coastal plain"
Adv.1.coastwise - by way of, or along the coast; "we were travelling coastwise"
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We held a good lift to clear the coastwise and Continental shipping; and we had need of it.
The Fuwalda, a barkentine of about one hundred tons, was a vessel of the type often seen in coastwise trade in the far southern Atlantic, their crews composed of the offscourings of the sea--unhanged murderers and cutthroats of every race and every nation.
And, completely to put the quietus on any last lingering hopes he might have had of her, he was in the thick of his spectacular and intensely bitter fight with the Coastwise Steam Navigation Company, and the Hawaiian, Nicaraguan, and Pacific-Mexican Steamship-Company.
Every incoming coastwise vessel was boarded by the union officials and its crew sent ashore.
But there were coastwise skippers I would have returned and killed when a man's strength came to me, only the lines of my life were cast at the time in other places.
So I saw the stars close overhead, and the fishermen's torches far below, the coastwise lights and the crimson hieroglyph that spelt Vesuvius, before I plunged into the darkness of the shaft.
In his A Topographical Dictionary of Wales, Samuel Lewis (1833) indicated that sand was often carried many miles inland in carts and wagons and coastwise in sloops.
When Congress designed the Jones Act in the 1920's, its intent was to protect and develop the American merchant marine industry--specifically those vessels engaged in coastwise trade.
Joe Pyne, Kirby's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, commented, "With the coastal fleet utilization around 90%, increasing demand for the coastwise movements of crude and natural gas condensate, and continued progress in expanding our coastal business to inland customers, new capacity is needed to meet demand.
enough vessels to transport its merchandise coastwise but it had to
Johnsen, ISH s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, stated, We are pleased to acquire United Ocean Services from United Maritime Group, a leader in dry bulk coastwise transportation in the United States for over 50 years.
is a privately held company that owns and operates American flag vessels serving both the international and US coastwise trades.