Definition of high water in English:

high water


  • another term for high tide
    • ‘It's a lot of work and a lot of stress to make sure that everything is organized for the high water, especially if the high water comes during the night.’
    • ‘The low portage is preferred, but was unachievable in high waters.’
    • ‘That high water blocked the drainage of the normal summer floods, turning the nation into a vast lake.’
    • ‘In high water conditions, a slope on the right before the boulders can be followed into an unpleasant crawl in a shale band, which also emerges in Stop Pot.’
    • ‘Beware of undercut banks caused by the high water.’
    • ‘Since the pillars have been installed, ships are coming into the river half an hour closer to high water, as an extra safety margin.’
    • ‘When the high water rose, on that pewter-grey afternoon two months ago, the city found itself suddenly embattled on four fronts.’
    • ‘The tide reached a record high water level of 11.2 metres, the highest since the diking of the Qiantang River in 1949.’
    • ‘And on top of that, he added, the three-week season of high water when he is on the river doesn't conflict with spawning season.’
    • ‘The boat was then hauled up above the high water mark as easily as if it were made of feathers, by the host of young men.’
    • ‘There was an ebb tide in the approach channel after high water which pushed ships towards the shoal ground on the starboard side of the Vessel.’
    • ‘Slack water is between 2 hours and 1 hour before low water and high water at Coverack.’
    • ‘Ten percent of the foreshore and seabed is owned down to the mean high water spring by Maori under Maori title.’
    • ‘Moreover, in the high waters, coral reefs no longer could protect the islands and their birds' nests from storms and rough seas.’
    • ‘It was solid, but in danger of falling down in high waters.’
    • ‘The lifeboat remained on the scene for several hours until the vessel was refloated on the next high water.’


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