tide lock


noun

a lock at the entrance to a tidal basin.

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Origin of tide lock

First recorded in 1885–90
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Example sentences from the Web for tide lock

  • At Eddyville the first lock, a tide-lock, bars the way, and here the horses and mules are kept.