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low-water mark Line breaks: low-water mark

Definition of low-water mark in English:


1The level reached by the sea at low tide, or by a lake or river during a drought or dry season: a shallow open pool at low-water mark
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  • The vessel was sunk in the middle of the river below the low-water mark.
  • We have to protect that strip of land that is from the high-water mark to the low-water mark.
  • He said these were susceptible to a problem called ‘accelerated low-water corrosion’ which was corrosion around the low-water mark which could now be reinforced.
1.1A minimum recorded level or value: the market was approaching its low-water mark
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  • On July 19, the Yankees reached a low-water mark when they fell 14 games back of the Red Sox.
  • That last sentence must rank as one of the low-water marks of contemporary journalism.
  • This model must be the low-water mark for their designers.

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