1. of or relating to a coast (Freq. 1)

coastal erosion

Pertains to noun: ↑coast
Derivationally related forms: ↑coast
2. located on or near or bordering on a coast (Freq. 1)

coastal marshes


coastal waters


the Atlantic coastal plain

Ant: ↑inland
Similar to: ↑coastwise, ↑inshore, ↑maritime, ↑seaward
Derivationally related forms: ↑coast

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