tide gate


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.

Nearby words

  1. tiddly,
  2. tiddlywink,
  3. tiddlywinks,
  4. tide,
  5. tide gage,
  6. tide in the affairs of men, there is a,
  7. tide lock,
  8. tide mill,
  9. tide over,
  10. tide pool

Origin of tide gate

First recorded in 1745–55

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