tide pool


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 There was a tide pool just beyond that, full of sea creatures, the aquarium in real life. Carl Nolte, San Francisco Chronicle, 14 Aug. 2021 François was hooked on aquatics after a childhood encounter with a sardine in a tide pool. BostonGlobe.com, 12 Aug. 2021 One paper from 1971 describes a moray that clambered into the same tide pool to hunt for five days straight. New York Times, 22 June 2021 Why would the warm nostalgic tide pool that is Pluto TV harsh our streaming experience like this? Rebecca Alter, Vulture, 21 June 2021 The next is the beach itself — small, tropical, and with a tide pool and rock formations to explore. Elizabeth Heath, Travel + Leisure, 28 Mar. 2021 Six miles from town, Madaket is known for seemingly never-ending beaches and appeals to families keen on some tide pool exploration at Smith Point. Maya Kachroo-levine, Travel + Leisure, 26 Feb. 2021 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, 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, 26 July 2019

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First Known Use of tide pool

1853, in the meaning defined above

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18 Aug 2021

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“Tide pool.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tide%20pool. Accessed 25 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of tide pool

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

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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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