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English definition of “high water mark”

high water mark

noun [C usually singular] (SEA/RIVER)   
a mark that shows the highest level that the sea or river reaches at a particular placeFloods, tides and currents
(Definition of high water mark noun (SEA/RIVER) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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