There are 2 definitions of tidewater in English:

tidewater

Syllabification: tide·wa·ter

noun

1Water brought or affected by tides.
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  • Mount Garibaldi is only 20 km from tidewater at the head of Howe Sound.
  • Those four glaciated fjords generally are deep and have both tidewater and hanging glaciers (i.e. glaciers that have retreated from tidewater, sometimes dramatically).
  • Founded in 1635 as the first Puritan settlement above tidewater, the town appears connected to its past, even after nearly 370 years of growth and change.
1.1North American An area that is affected by tides: [as modifier]: a large area of tidewater country
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  • American Black Ducks are historically found in forested wetlands, tidewater areas, and coastal marshes of eastern North America.
  • Those from the coastal states came from the hilly, interior backcountry rather than the coastal tidewater areas.
  • Nineteenth-century urban and industrial development of the eastern seaboard bypassed tidewater Maryland and left its few towns, Chestertown among them, distinctive for their isolation.

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There are 2 definitions of tidewater in English:

Tidewater

Syllabification: Tide·wa·ter
Pronunciation: /ˈtīdˌwôtər, -ˌwätər
 
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(the Tidewater) Coastal regions of eastern Virginia where tidal water flows up the Potomac, Rappahannock, York, James, and smaller rivers. Early-17th-century British settlement was focused here.