low tide


Definition of low tide

: the farthest ebb of the tide

Examples of low tide in a Sentence

You can walk across the sand bar at low tide.

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Without the bridge people will still be able to cross the channel at low tide or about 33 percent of the time, Greer said. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Agreement close on Buena Vista Lagoon restoration," 11 Sep. 2019 Walk to Bar Island at low tide or in the summer take the ferry to Schoodic Peninsula, and keep an eye out for falcons, seals and whales. James Lynch, Popular Mechanics, "The Very Best National Parks You Need to Visit," 5 Sep. 2019 In that context, landing on a rocky reef at low tide would be a reasonable thing to do. Rachel Hartigan Shea, National Geographic, "Amelia Earhart search crew shares personal theories on her disappearance," 23 Aug. 2019 According to Amanda Ruggeri of the BBC, the animals have become attuned to the rhythm of the sea, sleeping during high tide and waking up at low tide to eat. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "A Remote Scottish Island Needs Help Protecting Its Seaweed-Eating Sheep," 27 June 2019 Then there was the beach’s array of tide pools, which become exposed at low tide. Darryn King, Longreads, "The Young Man and the Sea Sponge," 13 Aug. 2019 Mossers tended to travel alone on their 16-foot dories, usually for two hours before and after low tide so that the water is shallow enough to scope out algal prospects. Emily Toomey, Smithsonian, "The Most Irish Town in America Was Built on Seaweed," 23 July 2019 An unusual phenomenon will provide for historically low tides on parts of the Pacific shoreline this summer, giving tide pool watchers an opportunity to see an environment (and sea creatures) usually underwater. Julia Wick, latimes.com, "Essential California: Why L.A.'s homeless population continues to climb," 5 June 2019 Changing tides At low tide, juvenile salmon take refuge in pools and channels. Starre Vartan, National Geographic, "Beavers on the coast are helping salmon bounce back. Here’s how.," 13 Aug. 2019

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1539, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of low tide

: the tide when the water is at its lowest point

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