tidal basin

noun
an artificial body of water open to a river, stream, etc., subject to tidal action.

Origin:
1855–60

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tidal basin
 
n
a basin for vessels that is filled at high tide

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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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Example sentences
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.
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