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tide-bound

[tahyd-bound]
adjective Nautical.
  1. (of a vessel) grounded or otherwise confined at low tide.
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Origin of tide-bound

First recorded in 1905–10
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Historical Examples

  • I know they used to get becalmed and tide-bound out here and the sailors would come ashore and raid fruit orchards.

    My Boyhood

    John Burroughs