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tiderip

[tahyd-rip]
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noun
  1. a rip caused by conflicting tidal currents or by a tidal current crossing a rough bottom.
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Origin of tiderip

First recorded in 1820–30; tide1 + rip2
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Examples from the Web for tide-rip

Historical Examples

  • The salmon tore up stream, the tense line cutting the water like a tide-rip behind him, and the light bamboo bowed to breaking.

    From Sea to Sea

    Rudyard Kipling

  • The salmon tore up-stream, the tense line cutting the water like a tide-rip behind him, and the light bamboo bowed to breaking.

    American Notes

    Rudyard Kipling

  • Through Charing Cross roared a tide-rip of motor-busses and hackney carriages.

    The Black Bag

    Louis Joseph Vance

  • The pack was being impelled to the east by a tide-rip, and two huge masses of ice were driving down upon us on converging courses.

    South!

    Sir Ernest Shackleton

  • And such a tide-rip thundered along the rocks as shook the earth and set the ship trembling.


British Dictionary definitions for tide-rip

tide-rip

noun
  1. another word for riptide (def. 1)
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