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Related to slack water: tidal datum
1. A period of cessation in the strong flow of a current of water, especially at high or low tide.
2. An area in a sea or river unaffected by currents; still water.
(Physical Geography) the period of still water around the turn of the tide, esp at low tide
1. a period when a body of water is between tides.
2. water that is free of currents.
slack water, slack tide - Before any turn of the tide, there is a time of slack water or slack tide.
See also related terms for tide.
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|Noun||1.||slack water - a stretch of water without current or movement; "suddenly they were in a slack and the water was motionless"|
stretch - a large and unbroken expanse or distance; "a stretch of highway"; "a stretch of clear water"
|2.||slack water - the occurrence of relatively still water at the turn of the (low) tide|
tide - the periodic rise and fall of the sea level under the gravitational pull of the moon