tide pool

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of tide pool

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

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First Known Use of tide pool

1853


TIDE POOL Defined for English Language Learners

tide pool

noun

Definition of tide pool for English Language Learners

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


TIDE POOL Defined for Kids

tide pool

noun

Definition of tide pool for Students

: 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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