backshore


backshore

noun Geology.

  1. the zone of the shore or beach above the high-water line, acted upon only by severe storms or exceptionally high tides.
  2. the area immediately adjacent to a sea cliff.
  3. berm(def 3).

  1. The area of a shore that lies between the average high tide mark and the vegetation. The backshore is affected by waves only during severe storms. Compare foreshore.

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