tide mill

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noun

a mill operated by the tidal movement of water.

Nearby words

  1. tide,
  2. tide gage,
  3. tide gate,
  4. tide in the affairs of men, there is a,
  5. tide lock,
  6. tide over,
  7. tide pool,
  8. tide race,
  9. tide table,
  10. tide-bound

Origin of tide mill

First recorded in 1630–40

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Examples from the Web for tide mill

  • There are many drawbacks to a tide-mill of this description.

    Time and Tide|Robert S. (Robert Stawell) Ball
  • She was moored three quarters of a mile to the eastward of Brooklyn ferry, near a tide-mill on the Long Island shore.