an artificial body of water open to a river, stream, etc., subject to tidal action.
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Origin of tidal basin
First recorded in 1855–60
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British Dictionary definitions for tidal basin
a basin for vessels that is filled at high tide
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Science definitions for tidal basin
An area that holds water during high tide, especially a body of water in an area subject to tides whose water level is maintained at a desired level by artificial means.
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