mudflat

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mudflat

(ˈmʌdˌflæt)
n
(Physical Geography) a tract of low muddy land, esp near an estuary, that is covered at high tide and exposed at low tide
Translations
břeh zanášený přílivem
mudderbanke
iszapos lapály
leirur
breh zaplavovaný prílivom
gelgit sırasında çamur biriken alan

mud

(mad) noun
wet soft earth.
ˈmuddy adjective
covered with or containing mud. muddy boots/water.
verb
to make muddy. You've muddied the floor!
ˈmudflat noun
(often in plural) an area of muddy seaside land which is covered with water at high tide.
ˈmudguard noun
a shield or guard over the wheel of a car, bicycle etc to keep mud, rainwater etc from splashing upwards.
ˈmudskipper noun
a small fish found in shallow coastal waters, able to jump about and climb low rocks to look for food.
References in classic literature ?
One day, on the mud-flat side of the Rock Wall, an Italian fishing boat hauled up on the sand dredged from the channel.
By the time I got close to the mud-flat his craft had disappeared inland.
The Chapman light- house, a three-legged thing erect on a mud-flat, shone strongly.
The water crept over the mud-flats towards the gorse and the blackened heather.
Having thus, amid a general titter, played very prettily with his interrupter, the lecturer went back to his picture of the past, the drying of the seas, the emergence of the sand-bank, the sluggish, viscous life which lay upon their margins, the overcrowded lagoons, the tendency of the sea creatures to take refuge upon the mud-flats, the abundance of food awaiting them, their consequent enormous growth.
The airplane crashed into about five feet of water, on a tidal mud-flat.
But it is a beastly hole after Liverpool; for Liverpool is the town of my heart and I would rather sail a mud-flat there than command a clipper ship out of London".
Each feeder is made up of three parts: mud-flat roof, support, and base.
He had stumbled into a mud-flat as he took a short cut home along the shoreline at Hamble, near Southampton, at 4am yesterday after a night out - and was sinking fast in the mud.
VISITORS to a Midlands reservoir have ignored warnings to stay away from quicksand-like mud-flats, putting their lives at risk.
Some of the low-tide mud-flats would be lost, displacing some of the wading birds that make the estuary a protected area.
If Mr Carew-Chaston is correct in asserting that people won't 'pay a quarter of a million-plus for a flat to look out on mud-flats and count every single supermarket trolley', perhaps he should: A.