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 for onshore
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  onshore \onshore\ adj.
     coming from the sea toward the land; -- of winds and weather;
     as, an onshore gale. Opposed to offshore.
     Syn: inshore, seaward.
          [WordNet 1.5]
     2. On the edge of the land; near the shoreline; as, an
        onshore lighthouse.
        [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adv 1: on or toward the land; "they were living onshore" [ant:
      adj 1: (of winds) coming from the sea toward the land; "an
             inshore breeze"; "an onshore gale"; "sheltered from
             seaward winds" [syn: inshore, onshore, seaward,
             shoreward] [ant: offshore, seaward]
      2: on the edge of the land; "an onshore lighthouse"

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