Definition of Slack tide

1. Noun. The occurrence of relatively still water at the turn of the (low) tide.

Exact synonyms: Slack Water
Generic synonyms: Tide

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Slack Tide

slabberers
slabbering
slabbers
slabbery
slabbier
slabbiest
slabbiness
slabbing
slabby
slablike
slabs
slack
slack-jawed
slack off
slack suit
slack tide (current term)
slack tub
slack up
slack water
slackard
slackards
slackcom
slackcoms
slacked
slacken
slacken off
slackened
slackener
slackeners
slackening

Literary usage of Slack tide

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"The erection of any obstructions to the tidal flow, such as sluices and weirs, increases the period of slack tide, and consequently not only reduces the ..."

2. Civil Engineer and Architect's Journal (1849)
"In this state of affairs it becomes necessary to wait for slack tide at high water, which sometimes, with a large and heavily-laden ship, is a dangerous ..."

3. Long Island Sources: Reports, Resolutions, Authorizations, Surveys and by New York (N.Y.). Board of Water Supply, Charles Strauss, Jonas Waldo Smith (1912)
"Between low water and slack tide the velocity of the outward current gradually ... One hour after slack tide it was between 2.5 and 3.0 feet per second. ..."

4. The Sea-fisherman: Comprising the Chief Methods of Hook and Line Fishing in by James C. Wilcocks (1884)
"On the other hand, it would be an error to use the slack tide method in the ... 18) shows the ordinary method of baiting at slack tide, but I prefer that ..."

5. The Sea-fisherman: Comprising the Chief Methods of Hook and Line Fishing in by James C. Wilcocks (1884)
"On the other hand, it would be an error to use the slack tide method in the ... 18) shows the ordinary method of baiting at slack tide, but I prefer that ..."

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