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 ?
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.
As close in as we dared cruise, we found fathomless depths, and always the same undented coastline of bald cliffs.
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.
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.
A STRETCH of the Great Orme which is rich in wildlife and archaeology has been bought by the National Trust for more than PS1 million as it launches a new vision for looking after the nation's coastlines.
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.
INDIANAPOLIS, May 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- William Roam, creators of American-made personal care products for the hospitality market, is committed to helping keep Hawaii's beaches clean through a donation to Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii.
Their demands include: protection of natural coastlines and public beaches; the safeguarding of open, free and public access to coastlines and beaches; and, implementation of EU and national legislation affording protection to the coastline and ensuring open and transparent public consultation.
The anticipated rise in sea levels due to climate change will result in coastlines receding worldwide through erosion.
News coverage of the Gulf oil spill focused heavily on the Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi coastlines, but the direct effect of the spill on unemployment cannot clearly be separated from the lingering effects of the 2007-2009 recession.
About 123 Somali refugees have arrived in Yemeni coastlines by smuggling boats, including11 children and 19 women, Interior Ministry has reported.