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Definition of onshore adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//ˌɔnˈʃɔr//
    [usually before noun]
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  1. 1on the land rather than at sea an onshore oil field
  2. 2(of wind) blowing from the ocean toward the land The height of tides is increased by onshore winds.
onshore adverb
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The wind will drive the boat onshore. compare offshore