springtide

noun (1)
spring·​tide | \ ˈspriŋ-ˌtīd How to pronounce springtide (audio) \

Definition of springtide

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spring tide

noun (2)

Definition of spring tide (Entry 2 of 2)

: a tide of greater-than-average range around the times of new moon and full moon

Examples of springtide in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The breakthrough came after intensive efforts to push and pull the ship with 10 tugboats and vacuum up sand with several dredgers at spring tide. Editors, USA TODAY, 29 Mar. 2021 The partial freeing of the vessel came after intensive efforts to push and pull the vessel with 10 tugboats when the full moon brought spring tide, canal services firm Leth Agencies said, raising the canal’s water level and hopes for a breakthrough. Isabel Debre And Samy Magdy, chicagotribune.com, 29 Mar. 2021 It was finally freed on March 29 when an unusually high spring tide helped the vessel’s release. Rory Jones, WSJ, 3 Apr. 2021 The full moon offers a spring tide, or king tide, in which high tides are higher and the low tides are lower because of the effects of gravity during a straight-line alignment of the Earth, the moon and the sun. Jon Gambrell And Samy Magdy, chicagotribune.com, 28 Mar. 2021 Their best chance may arrive Monday, when a spring tide will raise the canal’s water level by up to about 18 inches, analysts and shipping agents said. BostonGlobe.com, 27 Mar. 2021 Their best chance may arrive on Monday, when a spring tide will raise the canal’s water level by up to about 18 inches, analysts and shipping agents said. New York Times, 27 Mar. 2021 Their best chance may arrive Monday, when a spring tide will raise the canal's water level by up to about 18 inches, analysts and shipping agents said. Vivian Yee New York Times, Star Tribune, 27 Mar. 2021 The scientific name for king tides is perigean spring tide. Chris Perkins, sun-sentinel.com, 13 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of springtide

Noun (1)

1548, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

circa 1548, in the meaning defined above

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“Springtide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/springtide. Accessed 30 Jul. 2021.

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spring tide

noun

English Language Learners Definition of spring tide

: a tide in which the sea rises and falls more than usual

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