slack tide
noun see slack water

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • slack tide — noun the occurrence of relatively still water at the turn of the (low) tide • Syn: ↑slack water • Hypernyms: ↑tide * * * noun see slack water 1 * * * slack tide, = slack water. (Cf. ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • slack tide — the period at high or low tide when there is no visible flow of water …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • Slack water — Slack water, or slack tide, is the period during which no appreciable tidal current flows in a body of water. Slack water usually happens near high tide and low tide, and occurs when the direction of the tidal current reverses.… …   Wikipedia

  • Tide — This article is about tides in the Earth s oceans. For other uses, see Tide (disambiguation). Tidal redirects here. For other uses, see Tidal (disambiguation). High Tide redirects here. For other uses, see High Tide (disambiguation) …   Wikipedia

  • slack water — noun 1. a stretch of water without current or movement suddenly they were in a slack and the water was motionless • Syn: ↑slack • Derivationally related forms: ↑slack (for: ↑slack) • Hypernyms …   Useful english dictionary

  • slack water — noun Date: 1764 the period at the turn of the tide when there is little or no horizontal motion of tidal water called also slack tide …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Slack — Slack, a. [Compar. {Slacker}; superl. {Slackest}.] [OE. slak, AS. sleac; akin to OS. slak, OHG. slah, Prov. G. schlack, Icel. slakr, Sw. slak; cf. Skr. s[.r]j to let loose, to throw. Cf. {Slake}.] Lax; not tense; not hard drawn; not firmly… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Slack in stays — Slack Slack, a. [Compar. {Slacker}; superl. {Slackest}.] [OE. slak, AS. sleac; akin to OS. slak, OHG. slah, Prov. G. schlack, Icel. slakr, Sw. slak; cf. Skr. s[.r]j to let loose, to throw. Cf. {Slake}.] Lax; not tense; not hard drawn; not firmly… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Slack water — Slack Slack, a. [Compar. {Slacker}; superl. {Slackest}.] [OE. slak, AS. sleac; akin to OS. slak, OHG. slah, Prov. G. schlack, Icel. slakr, Sw. slak; cf. Skr. s[.r]j to let loose, to throw. Cf. {Slake}.] Lax; not tense; not hard drawn; not firmly… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Slack-water navigation — Slack Slack, a. [Compar. {Slacker}; superl. {Slackest}.] [OE. slak, AS. sleac; akin to OS. slak, OHG. slah, Prov. G. schlack, Icel. slakr, Sw. slak; cf. Skr. s[.r]j to let loose, to throw. Cf. {Slake}.] Lax; not tense; not hard drawn; not firmly… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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