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 The 60-foot turret can be accessed from Victoria Beach during low tide, so visitors will need to time their visit carefully. Rachel Schnalzer, Los Angeles Times, 14 Apr. 2022 Plan your visit for low tide when marine life is more visible. Mimi Slawoff, Travel + Leisure, 30 Jan. 2022 Kiawah, nearby Hilton Head and other low-lying coastal regions are among the handful of places throughout the world where this occurs, typically just before or after low tide. Susan Glaser, cleveland, 21 July 2021 At low tide, gleaners collect the oysters that storms have torn from commercial oyster beds. Eula Biss, The New Yorker, 8 June 2022 Another very distinct feature of Benagil that attracts a steady stream of visitors is its sandy beach, best enjoyed at low tide. Dobrina Zhekova, Travel + Leisure, 14 May 2022 Primary access to the rock was via a narrow strip of land only exposed at low tide and quickly blocked by Russian forces. David Reamer, Anchorage Daily News, 17 Apr. 2022 The divers could only work the busy channel at either high or low tide and had to stop whenever freighters needed to pass through. David Kindy, Smithsonian Magazine, 11 Feb. 2022 Divers can work only during high or low tide and when no freighters are passing directly overhead. Phil Gast, CNN, 8 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of low tide

1539, in the meaning defined above

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6 Jul 2022

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“Low tide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/low%20tide. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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