flood tidenoun [ C ]uk /ˈflʌd ˌtaɪd/ us /ˈflʌd ˌtaɪd/
Examples from literature
- After nightfall a strong flood tide would be setting up along shore to the Spanish anchorage.
- And the next morning the cutter was, with the assistance of the flood tide, making quick progress to the southward.
- It was a boisterous day, half a gale of wind against the flood tide.
- So the hours of flood tide passed, and then the ship began to swing idly as the slack came.
- When the flood tide rippled about the wreck it was obvious the pump was getting the water down.