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or tide way

[tahyd-wey] /ˈtaɪdˌweɪ/
a channel in which a tidal current runs.
Origin of tideway
First recorded in 1620-30; tide1 + way1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • They bring the charge near to the ship's bottom, but are difficult to manage in a tideway, and can be easily found by dragging.

  • But that might have occurred through want of careful tending in a tideway.

    The Mirror of the Sea Joseph Conrad
  • Even on the tideway sculls should be as light as a good scull-maker can turn them out, so long as they retain their stiffness.

    Rowing Rudolf Chambers Lehmann
  • Then, as the fishermen say, the tideway is ‘all of a paffle.’

    A Floating Home Cyril Ionides
  • The tideway is always a drawback to scenery, but Barnes always used to produce good audiences and good competitors.

    Boating W. B. Woodgate
  • Its chief patrons were tideway clubs and the Kingston Rowing Club.

    Boating W. B. Woodgate
  • He rolled forward majestically to the turn-table, and swung like a man-of-war in a tideway, till he picked up his track.

    The Day's Work, Volume 1 Rudyard Kipling
  • On the tideway in sculling matches, it is usual for pilots to conduct scullers.

    Boating W. B. Woodgate
  • How shall a loving wife express warmth of sentiment elsewhere, without the one beam too much, that plunges her on a tideway?

  • So without climbing out from under the high banks of the creek he splashed out into the tideway, and started back.

    A Thane of Wessex Charles W. Whistler
British Dictionary definitions for tideway


a strong tidal current or its channel, esp the tidal part of a river
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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