the tide at the point of maximum ebb.
the time of low water.
the lowest point of decline of anything: His spirits were at low tide.
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How to use low tide in a sentence
Sandy Point, with its minuscule parking lot, is sprawling at low tide, a spit of sand that extends nearly as far as the eye can see.In Massachusetts, a seacoast city that feels like home | Hannah Selinger | August 26, 2021 | Washington Post
Though it was low tide, waves lapped against the base of the boulder wall fortifying Tony Ditty’s beachfront Oceanside home on a misty Wednesday morning.Oceanside Seawall Dispute Hints at Looming Decisions Over Sea-Level Rise | MacKenzie Elmer | June 17, 2021 | Voice of San Diego
At low tide, intertidal mussel beds provide a moist, cool habitat.Common parasite may help mussels survive heat waves | Sid Perkins | June 16, 2021 | Science News For Students
Then head out to hit surf breaks and, at low tide, a cave that leads to a secluded beach.
Most reefs are in the shallow waters near the coast, and would be slicked with oil during low tides.A Rusting Oil Tanker Off the Coast of Yemen Is an Environmental Catastrophe Waiting to Happen. Can Anyone Prevent It? | Joseph Hincks | May 14, 2021 | Time
Her first book, the novel low tide, was published in 1985, when Eberstadt was 25.
They climbed another dune, and came upon the great gray sea at low tide.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II | Rudyard Kipling
On the bottom of the bay, near low tide, we begin to find some sand produced by the grinding action.Outlines of the Earth's History | Nathaniel Southgate Shaler
The smell of wild thyme mingling with the salt of the low-tide seaweed conveyed stimulating fragrance.Jaffery | William J. Locke
They had dug some clams at the low tide in the forenoon and put them away, covered with wet seaweed.The Rival Campers | Ruel Perley Smith
"I would a great deal rather go across in a mail steamer at low tide than in any other way," said Rollo.Rollo in Holland | Jacob Abbott
British Dictionary definitions for low tide
the tide when it is at its lowest level or the time at which it reaches this
a lowest point
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Scientific definitions for low tide
The tide at its lowest level at a particular time and place. The lowest tides reached under normal meteorological conditions (the spring tides) take place when the Moon and Sun are directly aligned with respect to Earth. Low tides are less extreme when the Moon and Sun are at right angles (the neap tides). Storms and other meteorological conditions can greatly affect the height of the tides as well. See more at tide.
The time at which a low tide occurs.
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