from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A gate through which water passes into a basin when the tide flows, and which is shut to retain the water from flowing back at the ebb.
  • n. Tideway; stream.
  • n. Nautical, a narrow place where the tide runs with great velocity.


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