tide·​land | \ ˈtīd-ˌland How to pronounce tideland (audio) , -lənd \

Definition of tideland

1 : land overflowed during flood tide
2 : land underlying the ocean and lying beyond the low-water limit of the tide but being within the territorial waters of a nation often used in plural

Examples of tideland in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Taylor Shellfish operates 15,000 acres of tidelands, growing 426,000 shellfish an acre – that need harvesting. USA Today, "A farmer plucking oysters from a crowded beach plays a needed role during the coronavirus pandemic," 28 May 2020 Outsiders may view the alterations as trivial improvements to an area that should, like downtown San Diego or Coronado, absorb its fair share of additional access to public tidelands. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Your pier or mine? La Playa docks are dredging up big controversy in this upscale Shelter Island area," 24 Aug. 2019 The piers are considered residential and not allowed on public tidelands because, although parts are open to the public, access is restricted to the floating docks where boats are docked. San Diego Union-Tribune, "‘Leave Shelter Island alone’ — community rejects port’s changes to waterfront areas," 29 Aug. 2019 Washington Long Beach: A southwest Washington oyster growers association has abandoned a drive to use a controversial insecticide that combats burrowing shrimp, a creature that can make tidelands unfit for shellfish farming. USA TODAY, "Sesame Street joins SeaWorld, sunken WW II ship found, presidential yacht: News from around our 50 states," 22 Oct. 2019 The growers wanted to use the insecticide to spray up to 500 annually of the more than 12,000 acres of tidelands used for shellfish cultivation in Willapa Bay and Grays Harbor. USA TODAY, "Sesame Street joins SeaWorld, sunken WW II ship found, presidential yacht: News from around our 50 states," 22 Oct. 2019 Four of the five piers are considered residential, a use that is not allowed on the tidelands. San Diego Union-Tribune, "La Playa Piers: Port commissioners to decide if they should stay or go," 14 Sep. 2019 Alinor is a poor woman living in England’s tidelands, beset by suspicion from her neighbors and the country’s roiling civil war that threatens to topple centuries of monarchical rule. Maureen Lee Lenker, EW.com, "Tidelands is a dull, dour misstep from Philippa Gregory: EW review," 21 Aug. 2019 During that period the Port Master Plan Update, which creates the land-use framework for Seaport San Diego’s major changes to the tidelands, should be wrapped up. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Seaport San Diego tower is like nothing else on California’s coast. That’s the problem," 20 July 2019

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First Known Use of tideland

1787, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Tideland.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tideland. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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