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high-water mark

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

  • n. A mark indicating the highest level reached by a body of water.
  • n. The highest point, as of achievement; the apex.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A mark, such as a line of seaweed, showing the highest level reached by a body of water.
  • n. The peak or apex of something.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. A mark showing the highest level reached by water in a river or other body of fresh water, as in time of freshet.

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

  • n. a line marking the highest level reached

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