Share this entry

Share this page

tide mill

Line breaks: tide mill

Definition of tide mill in English:


A mill with a waterwheel driven by the tide.
Example sentences
  • I had at last come upon his mythic littoral, with its tide mill and waters which flowed both ways.
  • Heading towards Eling Hill and the toll bridge, next to the tide mill, I came up against the first of the traffic.
  • Indeed, tide mills, in use on the Spanish, French and British coasts, date back to the 11 th century.

Share this entry

Share this page


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day interfuse
Pronunciation: ɪntəˈfjuːz
join or mix (two or more things) together