ebb-tide

ebb tide

noun
the reflux of the tide or the tide at ebb; ebb.

Origin:
1830–40

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ebb tide   (ěb)  Pronunciation Key 
The period between high tide and low tide during which water flows away from the shore. Also called falling tide. Compare flood tide. See more at tide.
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