head tide

head tide

[′hed ‚tīd]
(navigation)
A tidal current setting in a direction approximately opposite to the heading of a vessel.
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Gardiner, Maine, where Robinson's family moved shortly after his birth, in nearby Head Tide, is celebrated under the name Tilbury Town in his poetry.