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beach

  

      n  
1    an extensive area of sand or shingle sloping down to a sea or lake, esp. the area between the high- and low-water marks on a seacoast  
   Related adj       littoral  
      vb  
2    to run or haul (a boat) onto a beach  
     (C16: perhaps related to Old English bæce river, beck2)  


beach ball  
      n   a large light brightly coloured ball for playing with on a beach  
Beach Boys  
      pl n   the. U.S. pop group (formed 1961), noted for their complex vocal harmonies and advanced production: originally comprising Brian Wilson (born 1942), Dennis Wilson (1944--83), Carl Wilson (1946--98), Mike Love (born 1941), and Al Jardine (born 1942). Their recordings include the hit singles ``Surfin' Safari'' (1962), ``California Girls'' (1965), and ``Good Vibrations'' (1966), and the album Pet Sounds (1966). Most of their material was written and produced by Brian Wilson  
beach buggy  
      n   a low car, often open and with balloon tyres, for driving on sand,   (Also called)    dune buggy  
beach flea  
      n      another name for the       sand hopper  
Beach-la-Mar  
      n   an English-based creole language spoken in Vanuatu and Fiji, and formerly much more widespread,   (Also called)    Biche-la-mar  
     (C19: quasi-French, from bêche-de-mer (trepang, this being a major trading commodity in the SW Pacific; hence the name was applied to the trading language))  
beach plum  
      n  
1    a rosaceous shrub, Prunus maritima, of coastal regions of E North America  
2    its edible plumlike fruit  
Bondi Beach  
      n   a beach in Sydney, Australia, popular with surfers  
Daytona Beach  
      n   a city in NE Florida, on the Atlantic: a resort with a beach of hard white sand, used since 1903 for motor speed trials. Pop.: 61921 (1990)  
Long Beach  
      n   a city in SW California, on San Pedro Bay: resort and naval base; oil-refining. Pop.: 421904 (1996 est.)  
Miami Beach  
      n   a resort in SE Florida, on an island separated from Miami by Biscayne Bay. Pop.: 94540 (1996 est.)  
Palm Beach  
      n   a town in SE Florida, on an island between Lake Worth (a lagoon) and the Atlantic: major resort and tourist centre. Pop.: 9814 (1990)  
raised beach  
      n   a wave-cut platform raised above the shoreline by a relative fall in the water level  
Virginia Beach  
      n   a city and resort in SE Virginia, on the Atlantic. Pop.: 430385 (1996 est.)  
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