high water

See also: highwater and high-water



high water (countable and uncountable, plural high waters)

  1. (uncountable) The location of high tide on a coastal area.
    • 1941 January, the late John Phillimore, “The Forth Bridge 1890-1940”, in Railway Magazine, page 5:
      So as not to impede navigation the two principal spans of the bridge were designed to provide a clear headway of 157 ft. above high water for a distance of 500 ft.; [...].
  2. (countable) The highest stage of a river.


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