What does the word littoral mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Pertaining to the shore.

Usage examples for littoral

  1. With the forces at his disposal in those days of his absolute lordship of life and death along the African littoral, to conceive was with Oliver- Reis no more than the prelude to execution. – The Sea-Hawk by Raphael Sabatini
  2. On the occupation by Chile in 1880 of all the littoral territory of Bolivia, negotiations for peace were conducted under the direction of the United States. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  3. Victorella, although found in fresh water, occurs more commonly in brackish water and is known to exist in the littoral zone of the sea. – Freshwater Sponges, Hydroids & Polyzoa by Nelson Annandale