tide pool

noun

Definition of tide pool

: a pool of salt water left (as in a rock basin) by an ebbing tide

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Examples of tide pool in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Touch tanks — the shallow, interactive tide pool and bat ray exhibits — will be open for looking but not touching, at least at first, Vernon added. Gregory Thomas, SFChronicle.com, "Monterey Bay Aquarium to reopen in July — with new rules," 22 June 2020 Walk north along the boardwalk and then onto the beach toward Bird Rock and the tide pool area, which is usually staffed by friendly, informative docents (who will warn you with a smile to look but not touch the sea critters). Los Angeles Times, "Four Hours in Laguna Beach: Art, waves and the perfect O.C. bikini," 26 July 2019 Enjoy exploring trails that lead to gorgeous tide pools and grottos full of fauna, and snorkel nearby with the fur seals and marine birds. Jordan Harvey, Travel + Leisure, "Jordan Harvey's Luxury 13-day Itinerary in Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands," 23 Apr. 2020 More parks to check out this time of year: Olympic National Park, WA, for towering sea stack rock formations and some of the best tide pools on earth, boasting neon pink and chartreuse sea anemones and bright orange seastars. Kate Wertheimer, Sunset Magazine, "National Parks Will Be Free These Five Days in 2020–Here’s Where to Go When," 17 Jan. 2020 More parks to check out this time of year: Olympic National Park, WA, for towering sea stack rock formations and some of the best tide pools on earth, boasting neon pink and chartreuse sea anemones and bright orange seastars. Kate Wertheimer, Sunset Magazine, "National Parks Will Be Free These Five Days in 2020–Here’s Where to Go When," 17 Jan. 2020 This little cove is filled with pristine tide pools teeming with anemone, starfish, and octopus—enough to keep kids and adults occupied for hours. Condé Nast Traveler, "11 Best Beaches in California, From Surfer-Friendly to Cliffside Views," 6 Mar. 2020 More parks to check out this time of year: Olympic National Park, WA, for towering sea stack rock formations and some of the best tide pools on earth, boasting neon pink and chartreuse sea anemones and bright orange seastars. Kate Wertheimer, Sunset Magazine, "National Parks Will Be Free These Five Days in 2020–Here’s Where to Go When," 17 Jan. 2020 There are tide pools, hiking and mountain bike paths, Texas-sized waves for surfers, white sand, and car-free beaches. Caitlin Morton, Condé Nast Traveler, "14 Best Beaches in the U.S.," 19 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of tide pool

1853, in the meaning defined above

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“Tide pool.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tide%20pool. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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tide pool

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English Language Learners Definition of tide pool

US : an area of water that is left on a beach after the tide has fallen

tide pool

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Kids Definition of tide pool

: a pool of salt water that is left behind when the tide goes out and in which small sea animals (as snails, crabs, and barnacles) are often found

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