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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A period of cessation in the strong flow of a current of water, especially at high or low tide.
  • n. An area in a sea or river unaffected by currents; still water.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. the time when the tide runs slowly, or the water is at rest; or the interval between the flux and reflux of the tide.

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

  • n. the occurrence of relatively still water at the turn of the (low) tide
  • n. a stretch of water without current or movement

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