mudflat
noun Date: 1813 a level tract lying at little depth below the surface of water or alternately covered and left bare by the tide

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • mudflat — ► NOUN ▪ a stretch of muddy land left uncovered at low tide …   English terms dictionary

  • Mudflat — General sketch map of a tidal plain, showing the typical tripartition in supratidal, intertidal and subtidal zones. The most apparent character of the area is the development of tidal channels, affecting mainly the intertidal zone. In this case,… …   Wikipedia

  • mudflat — /ˈmʌdflæt / (say mudflat) noun an area of muddy ground covered by water at high tide …   Australian English dictionary

  • mudflat — an area of flat muddy land exposed at low tides and a habitat for fishes such as mudskippers …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • mudflat — mud flat n. Low lying muddy land that is covered at high tide and exposed at low tide. * * * …   Universalium

  • mudflat — noun Coastal wetlands that form when mud is deposited by the tides or rivers, sea, and oceans …   Wiktionary

  • mudflat — mud|flat [ˈmʌdflæt] n [C usually plural] 1.) an area of muddy land that is covered by the sea when it comes up at ↑high tide and uncovered when it goes down at ↑low tide 2.) AmE the muddy bottom of a dry lake …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • mudflat — n. large flat mound of dirt formed in a river which is exposed by the tide …   English contemporary dictionary

  • mudflat — noun a stretch of muddy land left uncovered at low tide …   English new terms dictionary

  • mudflat — noun (countable often plural) 1 an area of muddy land, covered by the sea when it comes up at high tide and uncovered when it goes down at low tide 2 AmE the muddy bottom of a dry lake …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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