Definition of tide mill in English:

tide mill


  • A mill with a waterwheel driven by the tide.

    • ‘Indeed, tide mills, in use on the Spanish, French and British coasts, date back to the 11 th century.’
    • ‘At the beginning of World War II there were just nine working tide mills recorded in Britain, but by the early 1950s Woodbridge Tide Mill was the sole survivor.’
    • ‘The tide mills ceased grinding in 1883, the store house remaining in use until 1900 after which the siding was lifted.’
    • ‘The evidence suggests it was a tide mill, bringing the total number of known Island tide mills to seven.’
    • ‘I had at last come upon his mythic littoral, with its tide mill and waters which flowed both ways.’
    • ‘As it name indicates, the sea mill - or tide mill - is operated by the tides, but not, as is commonly assumed, by the direct action of the ebb & flow.’
    • ‘It is the only surviving tide mill in the United Kingdom still working and in production.’
    • ‘It is not surprising to find that the three tide mills also had substantial quays or piers, enabling the millers to act as merchants for the commerce of the area.’
    • ‘These tide mills were used to grind grain and corn.’
    • ‘Heading towards Eling Hill and the toll bridge, next to the tide mill, I came up against the first of the traffic.’
    • ‘From early Colonial days until the end of the 19th century, the waters of the Mystic were harnessed to power tide mills.’
    • ‘Long Island used to be awash with tide mills to grind the grain the region produced, and a few remain up, if not necessarily running.’
    • ‘This exhibition is being presented for almost 2 years and has already visited several cities and villages where tide mills remain as part of the outstanding heritage of the European Atlantic coast.’
    • ‘On Friday, October 12th at 12:30 pm, there will be a tour, by boat, of the tide mill.’