dead water


Also found in: Dictionary, Wikipedia.

dead water

[′ded ‚wȯd·ər]
(oceanography)
The mass of eddying water associated with formation of internal waves near the keel of a ship; forms under a ship of low propulsive power when it negotiates water which has a thin layer of fresher water over a deeper layer of more saline water.
References in periodicals archive ?
Dead Water Roundup: Unlike snook, which snooze their way through slack tides, reds will eat even with zero water movement.
St Helens Council is calling on the Government to help restore Sankey Canal, the country's first dead water canal.
I always thought of ice as dead water, a substance as devoid of intrinsic interest as a concrete sidewalk but as the researchers unloaded the plane I could hear it singing, a song like that of whales.
As he shows in chapter after chapter there is more than enough evidence that Australia's political culture is looking increasingly like the dead water at the bottom of our fast-emptying dams.
5 billion cubic meters, while the dead water volume when all generators stop is 5.
Sgt Matthew Downs of the Ladywood Neighbourhood policing team said: "Police community support officers are now carefully examining the reservoir for any other dead water birds.
While admiring the sight of two birds winging their way against the crystal azure skies I quite literally tripped, and I fell over an upheaval in the sidewalk and wound up in the gutter - a gutter filled with trash, dog feces, small dead animals, broken whiskey bottles, lustily growing weeds, a dead water heater that has been there for three weeks and a skeletonized Christmas tree from some Christmas past.
Nine-tenths of the volume of the Black Sea lacks oxygen, and the dead water is expanding steadily upwards from the bottom.
Original titles Houdini: Escape from Dead Water, Alice: Ripple in Time, Playground Legends and Zombies.
Ann Cleaves is set for an evening at Whitley Bay Library, talking about her latest tome, Dead Water - the fifth instalment in the popular Shetland series of books.
Dead Water by Ann Cleeves A crime thriller set in Shetland.