mean low tide

The line of the average low tide. The average taken at a specific point on a shore of the extreme low tide and the highest line of an ebbing tide.

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  • mean low tide — The average of all low tides both low and lower low over a fixed period of time. State v. Edwards, 188 Wash. 467, 62 P.2d 1094, 1095 …   Black's law dictionary

  • low tide — The lowest point reached by the ebbing tide. See mean low tide …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Low tide — Low Low (l[=o]), a. [Compar. {Lower} (l[=o] [ e]r); superl. {Lowest}.] [OE. low, louh, lah, Icel. l[=a]gr; akin to Sw. l[*a]g, Dan. lav, D. laag, and E. lie. See {Lie} to be prostrate.] [1913 Webster] 1. Occupying an inferior position or place;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mean low water springs — The mean low water spring is the lowest level to which spring tides retreat on the average over a period of time (often 19 years). External links* [http://www.pol.ac.uk/ntslf/tgi/definitions.html Definitions] of various tide related terms on the… …   Wikipedia

  • Mean low water spring — The mean low water spring (MLWS) is the lowest level to which spring tides retreat on average over a period of time (often 19 years). External links Definitions of various tide related terms on the Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory site.… …   Wikipedia

  • mean low water mark — The point on the shore which the average low tide will reach …   Black's law dictionary

  • mean lower low tide — The average of lower low tides over a fixed period of time. State v. Edwards, 188 Wash. 467, 62 P.2d 1094, 1095 …   Black's law dictionary

  • tide — The ebb and flow of the sea. As affecting determination of upland boundary of shore, tide is rising and falling of water of the sea that is produced by attraction of sun and moon, uninfluenced by special winds, seasons or other circumstances, and …   Black's law dictionary

  • tide — The ebb and flow of the sea upon the shore due to the attraction of the moon and sun. See flood tide; high tide; low tide; mean high tide; mean low tide; neap tide …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Low — (l[=o]), a. [Compar. {Lower} (l[=o] [ e]r); superl. {Lowest}.] [OE. low, louh, lah, Icel. l[=a]gr; akin to Sw. l[*a]g, Dan. lav, D. laag, and E. lie. See {Lie} to be prostrate.] [1913 Webster] 1. Occupying an inferior position or place; not high… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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