or tide way

[ tahyd-wey ]
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  1. a channel in which a tidal current runs.

Origin of tideway

First recorded in1620–30; tide1 + way1

Words Nearby tideway

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How to use tideway in a sentence

  • It made one think of whales making room in a narrow tideway for an impudent black minnow to pass.

    The Glory of The Coming | Irvin S. Cobb
  • The place was a rocky point of land jutting forth into a reef-strewn tideway.

    The Doomsman | Van Tassel Sutphen
  • The galley at last drew up under the counter of a large ship of foreign rig, lying in the tideway off Tilbury Hope.

    The Great Mogul | Louis Tracy
  • How shall a loving wife express warmth of sentiment elsewhere, without the one beam too much, that plunges her on a tideway?

  • Through artificial outlets it tumbles into the tideway, and becomes at a bound subject to the ebb and flow of the Solent.

British Dictionary definitions for tideway


/ (ˈtaɪdˌweɪ) /

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

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