Definitions for "Tidal current"
A water current generated by regularly varying tidal forces.
Horizontal motion of water responding to changes in sea level during a tidal cycle
A horizontal movement of the water caused by gravitational interactions between the Sun, Moon, and Earth. The horizontal component of the particulate motion of a tidal wave. Part of the same general movement of the sea that is manifested in the vertical rise and fall called tide. The United States equivalent of the British tidal stream. See tidal wave, tide, and current.