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.
Recent Examples on the Web The person who took the video said it was taken about one and a half miles inland, and at low tide. Kerry Breen, CBS News, 30 Aug. 2023 Saltmarsh Paddle Tours offers SUP tours at high or low tide and kayak tours throughout the day. Terry Ward, Travel + Leisure, 26 Aug. 2023 Mussel beds during an extreme low tide in Falmouth, Maine. Sabrina Shankman, BostonGlobe.com, 19 Aug. 2023 Earlier this year, historic low tides dried up some of the city’s smaller canals. Christopher Parker, Smithsonian Magazine, 2 Aug. 2023 Among them: a private beach on Cape Cod Bay with a beach bar, a spa, five swimming pools, tennis, bikes, kayaks, and standup paddleboards, and mini-golf on the beach at low tide. Pamela Wright, BostonGlobe.com, 18 Aug. 2023 Beach goers can walk across the sandbar to access nearby Fox Point during low tide and view multiple islands from the shore, including a lighthouse built in 1857 on Seguin Island. Jacqueline Dole, Travel + Leisure, 21 July 2023 Some work needs to be done during low tide when the ocean is further away from the base of the staircase. Barbara Henry, San Diego Union-Tribune, 5 June 2023 At low tide, parts of the beach are carved into steep slopes that connect a narrow band of dry sand with the crashing surf. Liam Stack, New York Times, 11 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1539, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of low tide was in 1539

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“Low tide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/low%20tide. Accessed 21 Sep. 2023.

Kids Definition

low tide

: the tide when the water is at its lowest point
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