from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A channel in which a tidal current runs.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A channel in which the tide sets.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Channel in which the tide sets.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A channel in which the tide sets.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a channel in which a tidal current runs


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tide +‎ way


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  • Great West Wind Drift, setting squarely into the teeth of the easterly gale, kicked up a tideway sea that was monstrous.


  • There were hills there, and a wonderful town upon the hills that followed the slopes down to the tideway; a magic town, built of white harbour walls and gleaming palaces beside the sea.

    Movie Night

  • Presently, just as the sun was setting, and shadows crossed the water, the sail (which had been gleaming like a candle-flame against the haze and upon the glaze) flickered and fell, and the bows swung round, and her figure was drawn upon the tideway.


  • Low over the water, close to the fringe of jungle the eagle flew, when a grey falcon dashed out, snatched from its talons the wriggling fish, and with one swoop disappeared under a yellow-flowered hibiscus bush overhanging the tideway.

    My Tropic Isle

  • There it stands, accordingly, full in the tideway; driven in, with hard taps, like some strong stake for the noose of a cable, the swirl of the current roundabout it.

    The Ambassadors

  • There may be any number of slips so arranged, and one pontoon may be made available for several cylinders at the deep water parts of neighboring repairing or building yards, in which case the recessed portion of the pontoon, when arranged around the cylinder, has stays or retaining bars fitted to prevent it leaving the cylinder when the swinging is taking place, such as might happen in a tideway.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 275, April 9, 1881

  • He doubled up like a jackknife, fell back against the gangway gate, which had not been properly fastened, and shot through it into the tideway, here very swift, and disappeared.

    The Boy Scouts on the Yukon

  • Luckily, the gangway gate, which he had pushed out had floated alongside of him on the tideway, and he had retained consciousness enough to grasp one side of it with a drowning man's grip, but was in danger of momentarily losing it.

    The Boy Scouts on the Yukon

  • "There, there!" said Nellie, pointing out some dark objects that could be seen tumbling about in the tideway some distance off the starboard quarter.

    Bob Strong's Holidays Adrift in the Channel

  • The boat had gone many yards beyond the place where Molly had seen the animal when there was a great swirl in the water beside the craft, followed by other swirls, which grew less and less as they led in a straight line up a broad tideway that opened into the upper end of the bay.

    Dick in the Everglades


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