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tideway

or tide way

[tahyd-wey]
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noun
  1. a channel in which a tidal current runs.
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Origin of tideway

First recorded in 1620–30; tide1 + way1
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Related Words

medium, means, tunnel, route, carrier, avenue, gully, duct, strait, course, slit, pass, ditch, chase, canal, gouge, aqueduct, tube, passage, arroyo

Examples from the Web for tideway

Historical Examples

  • But that might have occurred through want of careful tending in a tideway.

    The Mirror of the Sea

    Joseph Conrad

  • Upon him drifted Mrs. Worthington, like a peony in the tideway.

    Love and Lucy

    Maurice Henry Hewlett

  • Then, as the fishermen say, the tideway is ‘all of a paffle.’

    A Floating Home

    Cyril Ionides

  • Its chief patrons were tideway clubs and the Kingston Rowing Club.

    Boating

    W. B. Woodgate

  • On the tideway in sculling matches, it is usual for pilots to conduct scullers.

    Boating

    W. B. Woodgate


British Dictionary definitions for tideway

tideway

noun
  1. a strong tidal current or its channel, esp the tidal part of a river
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