mud flat

noun
1.
a mud-covered, gently sloping tract of land, alternately covered and left bare by tidal waters.
2.
the muddy, nearly level bed of a dry lake.

Origin:
1805–15

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mud flat
 
n
a tract of low muddy land, esp near an estuary, that is covered at high tide and exposed at low tide

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mud flat   (mŭd)  Pronunciation Key 
Low-lying land consisting of silt or sand that is covered at high tide and exposed at low tide.
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Example sentences
Construct the gable roof so each side is the size of one half of the mud flat.
The pink and brown mud flat at the bottom of the crater is the site of many
  short-lived lakes.
The drawdown also provides mud flat feeding habitat for shorebirds and wading
  birds.
These formations were deposited in lake, braided stream and mud flat
  environments.
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