Definition of onshore adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈɒnʃɔː(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɑːnʃɔːr//
    , NAmE//ˈɔːnʃɔːr//
    [usually before noun] Travelling by boat or ship
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  1. 1on the land rather than at sea an onshore oil field See related entries: Travelling by boat or ship
  2. 2(of wind) blowing from the sea towards the land The height of tides is increased by onshore winds.

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