a gate through which water flows when the tide is in one direction and that closes automatically when the tide is in the opposite direction.
a restricted passage, as a strait, through which the tide flows swiftly.
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- tide gage,
- tide in the affairs of men, there is a,
- tide lock,
- tide mill,
- tide over,
- tide pool
Origin of tide gate
First recorded in 1745–55
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