slack water

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noun

a period when a body of water is between tides.
water that is free of currents.

Nearby words

  1. slabber,
  2. slabbery,
  3. slack,
  4. slack off,
  5. slack suit,
  6. slack-baked,
  7. slack-jawed,
  8. slack-key,
  9. slacken,
  10. slacker

Origin of slack water

First recorded in 1760–70

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British Dictionary definitions for slack water

slack water

noun

the period of still water around the turn of the tide, esp at low tide
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