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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
1805-1815
1805-15
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Examples from the web for mud flat
  • 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.
  • The mud flat impacts will be mitigated at the same ratio as the wetland impacts.
  • Access via boat only, except at low tide when mud flat is exposed.
British Dictionary definitions for mud flat

mud flat

noun
1.
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)   
Low-lying land consisting of silt or sand that is covered at high tide and exposed at low tide.
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