ebb tide


ebb tide
the reflux of the tide or the tide at ebb; ebb.
[1830-40]

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      seaward flow in estuaries or tidal rivers during a tidal phase of lowering water level. The reverse flow, occurring during rising tides, is called the flood tide. See tide.

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