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tidal basin

an artificial body of water open to a river, stream, etc., subject to tidal action.
Origin of tidal basin
1855-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for tidal basin
  • Nonrecoverable sheen has been carried by the incoming tide past the containment booms into the tidal basin.
  • The restored tidal basin has been attracting marine animals to habitats both above and below the water.
  • While it was navigable by boat or canoe at high tide, the tidal basin was nearly dry at low tide.
British Dictionary definitions for tidal basin

tidal basin

a basin for vessels that is filled at high tide
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tidal basin in Science
tidal basin  
An area that holds water during high tide, especially a body of water in an area subject to tides whose water level is maintained at a desired level by artificial means.
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