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English definition of “low-water mark”

low-water mark

noun [C usually singular]    
a mark that shows the lowest point on a beach that is reached by the seaFloods, tides and currents
(Definition of low-water mark noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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