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Definition of "low tide" []

  • The lowest level of the tide. (noun)
  • The time at which the tide is lowest. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "low tide" in a sentence
  • "John Lorrimer had caused an archaeological sensation when he at last persuaded the county archaeologists to come and look at the circle of oak timbers surrounding the up-ended two-ton stump of an oak he had first noticed as he walked on Holme beach at low tide on 17 August 1998."
  • "To save herself, C-9 submerged although it was near low tide and only eighteen feet of water covered the bar."
  • "Even at low tide the water scarcely abandoned them, and they were overgrown with moss-like, slippery weed and small, hard, strongly-adhering shells."