Origin of slack water
Examples from the Web for slack water
Then we went down the river as far as the Elbow, where we waited in the slack-water to hail up-bound steamboats.Raftmates|Kirk Munroe
No, sir; it's slack-water; or, rather, the ebb is just beginning to make.The Two Admirals|J. Fenimore Cooper
Glen had swum and fished in it, and boated on it, until he knew its every current and slack-water pool.Campmates|Kirk Munroe
It is high-water and slack-water, in Port Desire, at half-past twelve, on the days of full and change.
They fish around the 'slack-water,' catching the last of the ebb and the first of the flow, and hence drift but little either way.The Hudson|Wallace Bruce