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.
Recent Examples on the Web One site containing footprints is revealed at low tide, although it's usually swathed in seaweed. Ashley Strickland, CNN, "Footprints reveal that stegosaurs once stepped across Scotland," 11 Mar. 2020 After enjoying some water sports and trying to spot the beach's sunken ship at low tide, make sure to head to Coronado's Dog Beach at the north end of the island—a favorite with those who wish to let their pup run off-leash. Caitlin Morton, Condé Nast Traveler, "14 Best Beaches in the U.S.," 19 Feb. 2020 These three-foot-long creatures live near Australia, and, as their name implies, move their pectoral fins in the front and pelvic fins in the back to plod along the seafloor—or even atop coral reefs, outside the water, at low tide. National Geographic, "These sharks have evolved to walk on land—and they did it quickly," 23 Jan. 2020 Salt pan lands fall under the CRZ-1 category because salt pan lands are situated within the low tide land and high tide land. Nikhil S Dixit, Quartz India, "Mumbai’s ecologically important salt pans may soon be opened up for real estate," 15 Oct. 2019 Sturgeon: Sturgeon fishing is off to an excellent start this winter, best during outgoing tides with big swings from high to low tides. Tom Stienstra, SFChronicle.com, "A Sunday getaway to the “Bird Show” at Loch Lomond Harbor," 22 Dec. 2019 All digging is on southwest coastal beaches and all seasons are aimed at digging during low tides after dark. oregonlive, "Washington to open Christmas vacation dig for razor clams on Monday," 21 Dec. 2019 The theory goes that Earhart set down during low tide on the reef that surrounds Nikumaroro. National Geographic, "‘Tantalizing clue’ marks end of Amelia Earhart expedition," 26 Aug. 2019 The man most likely took a walk during low tide out to the breakers, which were placed years ago by the Army Corps of Engineers to break storm surges, Bright said. Maria Lovato, BostonGlobe.com, "Firefighters rescue man trapped on rocks near Revere Beach," 31 July 2019

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First Known Use of low tide

1539, in the meaning defined above

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23 Mar 2020

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“Low tide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/low%20tide. Accessed 30 Mar. 2020.

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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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