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Pronunciation: (bak'shôr", -shōr"), [key]
n. Geol.
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).

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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