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mud flat

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noun
  1. a mud-covered, gently sloping tract of land, alternately covered and left bare by tidal waters.
  2. the muddy, nearly level bed of a dry lake.
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Origin of mud flat

First recorded in 1805–15
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words

flat, tideland

Examples from the Web for mud flat

Historical Examples

  • By the time I got close to the mud-flat his craft had disappeared inland.

    Chance

    Joseph Conrad

  • That means that there is a mud-flat there, and it will be bare in about ten minutes.

    Cricket at the Seashore

    Elizabeth Westyn Timlow

  • The site available for a dock at the Union Ironworks was a mud-flat.

  • We had acquired this waste of marsh and mud-flat and were keen to go and possess it.

    Unexplored Spain

    Abel Chapman

  • And he jumped off the bank and landed lightly on his feet on the mud-flat, and started on again.

    The Tale of Peter Mink

    Arthur Scott Bailey


British Dictionary definitions for mud flat

mud flat

noun
  1. a tract of low muddy land, esp near an estuary, that is covered at high tide and exposed at low tide
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mud flat in Science

mud flat

[mŭd]
  1. Low-lying land consisting of silt or sand that is covered at high tide and exposed at low tide.
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