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Definition of tidal bore in English:


A large wave or bore caused by the constriction of the spring tide as it enters a long, narrow, shallow inlet.
Example sentences
  • The tidal bore of water in a salt marsh estuary typically involves very little wave action, with slow and steady increases and decreases in water level.
  • The images - showing a colossal wave looming over people - were actually photographs of a tidal bore (a wall of water that travels up some rivers during high tide).
  • Sometimes, a bore can form during which an abrupt front of whitewater will rapidly advance inland much similar to the tidal bore formed at the mouth of large rivers.

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