ebb current
the movement of a tidal current away from shore or down a tidal stream

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • ebb strength — the ebb current at the time of maximum velocity …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • Current — Cur rent, n. [Cf. F. courant. See {Current}, a. ] [1913 Webster] 1. A flowing or passing; onward motion. Hence: A body of fluid moving continuously in a certain direction; a stream; esp., the swiftest part of it; as, a current of water or of air; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Current meter — Current Cur rent, n. [Cf. F. courant. See {Current}, a. ] [1913 Webster] 1. A flowing or passing; onward motion. Hence: A body of fluid moving continuously in a certain direction; a stream; esp., the swiftest part of it; as, a current of water or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Current mill — Current Cur rent, n. [Cf. F. courant. See {Current}, a. ] [1913 Webster] 1. A flowing or passing; onward motion. Hence: A body of fluid moving continuously in a certain direction; a stream; esp., the swiftest part of it; as, a current of water or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Current wheel — Current Cur rent, n. [Cf. F. courant. See {Current}, a. ] [1913 Webster] 1. A flowing or passing; onward motion. Hence: A body of fluid moving continuously in a certain direction; a stream; esp., the swiftest part of it; as, a current of water or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • current — [adj] contemporary; common accepted, accustomed, afoot, circulating, common knowledge, customary, cutting edge*, doing, existent, extant, fad, fashionable, general, going around, hot*, in, in circulation, in progress, instant, in the mainstream,… …   New thesaurus

  • ebb — Synonyms and related words: abate, ablate, advance, ascend, back, back up, bate, be eaten away, budge, calm, calm down, catabasis, cease, cessation, change, change place, circle, climb, collapse, comedown, consume, consume away, corrode, course,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • ebb and flow — Synonyms and related words: Lissajous figure, alternate, alternation, back and fill, back and forth, battledore and shuttlecock, be poised, billow, break, comb, come and go, coming and going, crash, dash, direct tide, ebb, ebb tide, flood, flood… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • ebb tide — Synonyms and related words: dead low water, direct tide, ebb, ebb and flow, flood, flood tide, flow, flux, flux and reflux, full tide, high tide, high water, low tide, low water, lunar tide, neap, neap tide, opposite tide, refluence, reflux, rip …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Current (stream) — The water in this stream forms varying currents as it makes its way downhill A current, in a river or stream, is the flow of water influenced by gravity as the water moves downhill to reduce its potential energy. The current varies spatially as… …   Wikipedia

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