Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A lock situated between the tide-water of a harbor or river and an inclosed basin when their levels vary.

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Examples

  • III. (chap. cii.), and the works were commenced, in the beginning of 1804, by the formation of a dock or basin adjoining the intended tide-lock at Corpach, near Bannavie.

    The Life of Thomas Telford

  • The St. Katherine Docks communicate with the river by means of an entrance tide-lock, 180 feet long and 45 feet wide, with three pairs of gates, admitting either one very large or two small vessels at a time.

    The Life of Thomas Telford

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