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coastline (ˈkoʊstˌlaɪn Pronunciation for )



  1. the contour or outline of a coast

Translations for 'coastline'

  • American English: coastline A country's coastline is the outline of its coast. coastlinesThis is some of the most exposed coastline in the world.
  • Brazilian Portuguese: litoral
  • Chinese: 海岸线海岸线線
  • European Spanish: litoral
  • French: côte
  • German: Küste
  • Italian: linea costiera
  • Japanese: 海岸線
  • Korean: 해안선
  • Portuguese: litoral
  • Spanish: litoral

Example Sentences Including 'coastline'

The peak sat off center, more than a kilometer in from the eastern coastline , a yolk floating to the right in a fried egg.
Gregg Andrew Hurwitz MINUTES TO BURN (2001)
Africa's only nuclear power plant occupies a desolate stretch of coastline north of Cape Town.
Wired (2003)
The oil has blackened beaches and killed wildlife along Spain's coastline.
Chicago Sun-Times (2002)
Whether dredged or mined, sand is considered as good as gold along the nation's coastline.
Philadelphia Enquirer (2003)
If a curve or a coastline 's fractal dimension is close to one, the coast is very smooth and has no fine detail.
Briggs, John & Peat, David F. Turbulent Mirror (1990)


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