mud flat


noun

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

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Origin of mud flat

First recorded in 1805–15
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British Dictionary definitions for mud flat

mud flat

noun

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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Scientific definitions for mud flat

mud flat
[ mŭd ]

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