Definition of tidewater
1 : water overflowing land at flood tide; also : water affected by the ebb and flow of the tide
2 : low-lying coastal land
Recent Examples of tidewater from the Web
Those dire predictions have moved beyond theoretical in recent years as tidewaters have been rising higher and into more neighborhoods from the Keys to Palm Beach County.
Clearly the Mint Julep originated in the northern Virginia tidewater, spread soon to Maryland, and eventually all along the seaboard and even to transmontane Kentucky.
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First Known Use of tidewater
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Definition of tidewater for English Language Learners
: water that flows over land during high tide
: an area of land along the coast
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