ebb tidenoun [ C usually singular ]uk /ˈeb ˌtaɪd/ us /ˈeb ˌtaɪd/
Examples from literature
- Consequently we were drifting about on the stream and likely to be swept down by the ebb tide.
- It was two hours past midnight and the ebb tide set in.
- That evening, with the ebb tide, the ice slackened, and the order was given to steam ahead.
- The ebb tide after noon was against us, and the wind being light, we were making no progress.
- The ebb tide, however, was beginning to run and helped her across the shoals.