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tide lock

noun
1.
a lock at the entrance to a tidal basin.
Origin of tide lock
1885-1890
1885-90
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  • At Eddyville the first lock, a tide-lock, bars the way, and here the horses and mules are kept.

    A Tale of the Tow-Path Homer Greene

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