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

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

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


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