There are 2 definitions of tidewater in English:

tidewater

Line breaks: tide|water
Pronunciation: /ˈtʌɪdwɔːtə
 
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noun

[mass 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, especially eastern Virginia: [as modifier]: 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/

Entry from US English dictionary

  • (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.

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