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[tahyd-rip] /ˈtaɪdˌrɪp/
a rip caused by conflicting tidal currents or by a tidal current crossing a rough bottom.
Origin of tiderip
First recorded in 1820-30; tide1 + rip2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • 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.


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

    Vikings of the Pacific

    Agnes C. Laut
  • To make it worse, the wind howled up San Pablo Bay for fifteen miles and drove in a tremendous sea upon the tide-rip.

  • The waves were choppy, and threw up small heads of foam like the swirl of cross-currents in a tide-rip.

    Plotting in Pirate Seas Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  • Riding along on the top of the tide-rip, for that's what it must be, and now I remember hearing of such a thing on this coast.

    The Bungalow Boys Along the Yukon

    Dexter J. Forrester
  • But sharks were sharks, and he had known of more than one good swimmer drowned in a tide-rip.

    Adventure Jack London
British Dictionary definitions for tide-rip


another word for riptide (sense 1)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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