onshore onshore adj. coming from the sea toward the land; -- of winds and weather; as, an onshore gale. Opposed to {offshore}.

Syn: inshore, seaward. [WordNet 1.5]

2. On the edge of the land; near the shoreline; as, an onshore lighthouse. [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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