Definition of Slack water

1. Noun. A stretch of water without current or movement. "Suddenly they were in a slack and the water was motionless"

Exact synonyms: Slack
Generic synonyms: Stretch
Derivative terms: Slack

2. Noun. The occurrence of relatively still water at the turn of the (low) tide.
Exact synonyms: Slack Tide
Generic synonyms: Tide

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Slack Water

slabbery
slabbier
slabbiest
slabbiness
slabbing
slabby
slablike
slabs
slack
slack-jawed
slack off
slack suit
slack tide
slack tub
slack up
slack water (current term)
slackard
slackards
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slackerdom

Literary usage of Slack water

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1. History of the United States of America: Under the Constitution by James Schouler (1913)
"The first faint omen of success in Clinton's enterprise had stirred other States to prosecuting the work of slack- water improvements. ..."

2. Transactions of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1906)
"Since that time the project of slack-water navigation of the " Mountain Section ... In 1900 the government engineers reported on a system of slack-water ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"The Monongahela River is to be made navigable for 130 miles above its mouth by the construction of 15 locks and dams to afford slack-water navigation from ..."

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