Where sailors may be almost out of earshot, somehow (6)
I believe the answer is:
'where' is the definition.
Both the answer and definition are adverbs. Perhaps they are linked in a way I don't understand?
I don't understand how the rest of the clue works.
Can you help me to learn more?
(Other definitions for ashore that I've seen before include "Hoarse (anag)" , "in port?" , "Hoarse being no longer at sea" , "On land (as opposed to the sea)" , "On(to) dry land" .)