Coastline - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈkoʊstlaɪn|  American pronunciation of the word coastline
Brit.  |ˈkəʊs(t)lʌɪn|  British pronunciation of the word coastline


- the outline of a coast


The plane flew along the eastern coastline.

California's rugged coastline

the sandy hills along the coastline of New England

The coastline was exposed to the direct force of the hurricane.

The coastline was mapped by early explorers.

She sailed the Atlantic coastline.

The map showed the contour of the coastline.

...the colonies hugged the coastline, while the hinterland remained largely unexplored...

...from atop the ness, there was a beautiful view of the coastline as it stretched for miles into the distance...

She did a painting of the region's rugged coastline.

The city sprawls along the coastline.

...a map of the topography of the coastline shows a significant loss of wetlands...

...after it enters the Gulf of Mexico, the hurricane is predicted to advance athwart to the Texas coastline...

The twelve-mile coastline has magnificent scenery.

One after another, tropical storms battered the Pacific coastline.

Word forms

singular: coastline
plural: coastlines
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