low water line


low water line
The line in the bed of a stream to which the water falls in the season of ordinary low water.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • low-water line — noun or low water mark 1. : a line or mark indicating low water 2. usually low water mark : something that marks a nadir of decline or degradation the low water mark of political infamy was the killing of statewide civil service New Orleans… …   Useful english dictionary

  • low water line — the line where the established low water datum intersects the shore …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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  • Low water alarm — Low Low (l[=o]), a. [Compar. {Lower} (l[=o] [ e]r); superl. {Lowest}.] [OE. low, louh, lah, Icel. l[=a]gr; akin to Sw. l[*a]g, Dan. lav, D. laag, and E. lie. See {Lie} to be prostrate.] [1913 Webster] 1. Occupying an inferior position or place;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Low water indicator — Low Low (l[=o]), a. [Compar. {Lower} (l[=o] [ e]r); superl. {Lowest}.] [OE. low, louh, lah, Icel. l[=a]gr; akin to Sw. l[*a]g, Dan. lav, D. laag, and E. lie. See {Lie} to be prostrate.] [1913 Webster] 1. Occupying an inferior position or place;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Low water mark — Low Low (l[=o]), a. [Compar. {Lower} (l[=o] [ e]r); superl. {Lowest}.] [OE. low, louh, lah, Icel. l[=a]gr; akin to Sw. l[*a]g, Dan. lav, D. laag, and E. lie. See {Lie} to be prostrate.] [1913 Webster] 1. Occupying an inferior position or place;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Low water crossing — A low water crossing (also known as an Irish bridge, causeway in Australia, low level crossing or low water bridge) provides a bridge when water flow is low. Under high flow conditions, water runs over the roadway and precludes vehicular traffic …   Wikipedia

  • low-water mark — noun 1. an extreme state of adversity; the lowest point of anything (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑nadir • Hypernyms: ↑adversity, ↑hardship, ↑hard knocks 2. a line marking the lowest level reached …   Useful english dictionary

  • water line — noun 1. a line corresponding to the surface of the water when the vessel is afloat on an even keel; often painted on the hull of a ship (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑waterline, ↑water level • Hypernyms: ↑line • Hyponyms: ↑load line, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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