littoral littoral  /ˈlɪ tə rəl/


  1. (n) the region of the shore of a lake or sea or ocean
  2. (adj) of or relating to a coastal or shore region



  1. On the littoral, the revolutionary effect of four centuries of globalization makes it hard to identify what is European about a culture and what is international.
  2. It's not the white-sanded littoral paradise of a thousand movies but a grungy, rock-strewn place.
  3. Now Richard, the narrator of the book and film The Beach, has somehow reached this ideal island in Thailand, this littoral dream made literal.


  1. Littoral ship’s troubled Asia tour cited by lawmakers

    The House panel that funds defense spending said it’s “disturbed by the number of problems” marring the deployment to Asia of the Navy’s first Littoral Combat Ship.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Stars and Stripes

  2. RUGGED COMPUTERS: Navy Chooses Rugged Embedded Computers From Ballard Technology For LCS Ship Modules

    U.S. Navy electronics designers needed rugged embedded computers for mission module packages aboard the Navy's Littoral Combat Ship (LCS). They found their solution from Ballard Technology Inc. in Everett, Wash
    on June 14, 2013     Source:

  3. U.S. focus pulls in Pacific nations for wider trade links

    SANTIAGO, Chile, June 13 (UPI) -- Latin America's Pacific littoral states Chile, Colombia and Peru will likely be key to cementing U.S. President Barack Obama's Trans Pacific Partnership, analysts say.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: UPI


  1. "All issues related to the Caspian should be settled exclusively by littoral nations," Ahmadinejad said.
    on Oct 15, 2007 By: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Source: USA Today

  2. "The summit is against previous agreements, in which the five Caspian littoral states came to the understanding that any decision on the waterway should be made with the participation of all its neighboring countries," Mottaki added.
    on Sep 9, 2009 By: Manouchehr Mottaki Source: WashingtonTV

  3. "I am absolutely committed to the Littoral Combat Ship," Roughead said in a statement. "We need this ship. It is very important that our acquisition efforts produce the right littoral combat ship capability to the fleet at the right cost."
    on Nov 1, 2007 By: Gary Roughead Source:

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