surge tide

noun

a powerful and often destructive tide that may occur when an abnormally high tide (e.g. at the autumn equinox) coincides with high wind and low atmospheric pressure

Nearby words

  1. surg. gen.,
  2. surge,
  3. surge chamber,
  4. surge protector,
  5. surge tank,
  6. surgent,
  7. surgeon,
  8. surgeon general,
  9. surgeon's knot,
  10. surgeoncy

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