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