high-water

adjective high-wa·ter \ ˈhī-ˌwȯ-tər , -ˌwä- \
Updated on: 20 May 2018

Definition of high-water

: unusually short
  • high-water pants

First Known Use of high-water

1856

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high water

noun

Definition of high water

: a high stage of the water in a river or lake; also : high tide 1

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