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shoreline

the edge of a body of water

Shoreline

 

the line of intersection between the surface of a sea or lake and the surface of the land. It is the boundary of a given water basin. Since the level of large water basins changes even over short intervals of time, the concept of a shoreline is arbitrary; it is applied with respect to the average location of the water level over many years. Ancient shorelines, which are also encountered within the boundaries of a shore, were established by the extension of various ancient forms of coastal relief. The study of ancient shorelines provides material to clarify the history of the development of the shore and water basin as a whole; it also makes it possible to draw conclusions with respect to the nature and rates of vertical movements of the crust.

shoreline

[′shȯr‚līn]
(geology)
The intersection of a specified plane of water, especially mean high water, with the shore; a limit which changes with the tide or water level. Also known as strandline; waterline.

shoreline

A line following the general contour of the shore, except that in cases of inlets or bays less than 30 NM in width, the line shall pass directly across the inlet or bay to intersect the general contour on the opposite side (ICAO).
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