[ tahyd-rip ]

  1. a rip caused by conflicting tidal currents or by a tidal current crossing a rough bottom.

Origin of tiderip

First recorded in 1820–30; tide1 + rip2

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How to use tiderip in a sentence

  • And such a tide-rip thundered along the rocks as shook the earth and set the ship trembling.

    Vikings of the Pacific | Agnes C. Laut
  • In the straits between the different Aleutian Islands runs a terrific tide-rip.

    Vikings of the Pacific | Agnes C. Laut
  • With a blame ugly tide-rip setting dead to windward across the mouth of it!

    Thrice Armed | Harold Bindloss
  • But the edge of the tide rip was a long way off, and he was growing tired already.

    The Woman-Haters | Joseph C. Lincoln
  • And where such immense bodies of water, flowing swiftly, clashed together, a terrible tide-rip was produced.

British Dictionary definitions for tide-rip


  1. another word for riptide (def. 1)

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