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 On Tatoosh Island, Paine’s students continued to examine tide pools, adding or deleting species to see which ones mattered most to the community. Lesley Evans Ogden, Smithsonian Magazine, 9 May 2024 Then the ecologist James Estes documented how sea otters in California’s offshore kelp forests played a keystone role akin to that of starfish in Paine’s tide pools. Lesley Evans Ogden, Smithsonian Magazine, 9 May 2024 An interactive tide pool and a new kids' club launching in May will turn Hotel del Coronado into the ultimate family-friendly summer retreat. Dobrina Zhekova, Travel + Leisure, 5 May 2024 Hikers will walk for a few minutes along the path before heading down stairs that take them to the tide pool access area and bluffs. Maura Fox, San Diego Union-Tribune, 8 Apr. 2024 See all Example Sentences for tide pool 

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Word History

First Known Use

1853, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tide pool was in 1853

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“Tide pool.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tide%20pool. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

tide pool

: a pool of salt water left (as in a rock basin) when the tide recedes
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