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