Definition of spring tide in English:

spring tide

noun

  • A tide just after a new or full moon, when there is the greatest difference between high and low water.

    • ‘The current soon builds to a maximum 6-8 knots on a spring tide.’
    • ‘‘They were apparently warned by a lifeguard to leave the water as the spring tide was coming in,’ Fobian said.’
    • ‘Exceptional weather conditions combined with a spring tide produced one of the worst floods in living memory for the east coast of England.’
    • ‘If we get low pressure, a west wind and a spring tide the flooding will occur again,’ he said.’
    • ‘Here in Scotland, the first spring tide in July is normally when the early arrivals of young salmon start nosing into the estuaries, seeking out the rivers of their birth.’

Pronunciation

spring tide