- a rip caused by conflicting tidal currents or by a tidal current crossing a rough bottom.
Origin of tiderip
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Examples from the Web for tide-rip
The salmon tore up stream, the tense line cutting the water like a tide-rip behind him, and the light bamboo bowed to breaking.From Sea to Sea
The salmon tore up-stream, the tense line cutting the water like a tide-rip behind him, and the light bamboo bowed to breaking.American Notes
Through Charing Cross roared a tide-rip of motor-busses and hackney carriages.The Black Bag
Louis Joseph Vance
The pack was being impelled to the east by a tide-rip, and two huge masses of ice were driving down upon us on converging courses.South!
Sir Ernest Shackleton
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
- another word for riptide (def. 1)