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- The process by which swash and backwash move sediments along a beach face.
- The sediments so moved. Beach drift typically consists of sand, gravel, shell fragments, and pebbles.
- See also longshore drift.
- The movement of material along the shore by the action of the uprush and backwash of waves breaking at an angle with the shore. Syn: longshore drift
Source: Dictionary of Mining, Mineral, and Related Terms