tidal bore


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n tidal bore a high wave (often dangerous) caused by tidal flow (as by colliding tidal currents or in a narrow estuary)
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In literature:

In another moment a huge wave, like a muddy tidal bore but almost scaldingly hot, came sweeping round the bend upstream.
"The War of the Worlds" by H. G. Wells
BORE, a watery ridge rushing violently up an estuary, due to a strong tidal wave travelling up a gradually narrowing channel.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
Bore, a tidal wave frequent in Bristol Channel and Ganges, 332.
"Principles of Geology" by Charles Lyell
Moreover the Colorado "sucks in" the tidal wave known as the Bore.
"Ancient Chinese account of the Grand Canyon, or course of the Colorado" by Alexander M'Allan
The phenomenon of the tidal bore is sometimes seen on the Humber.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 8" by Various
Well, I'm ready for whatever happens, short of another tidal bore.
"The Bungalow Boys Along the Yukon" by Dexter J. Forrester

In news:

Courtesy of Shubenacadie Tidal Bore Rafting Park.
A tidal bore surged up the Qiantang River in China, allowing for a rare opportunity for surfers.