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tidal lock[′tīd·əl ′läk]
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But a strong tidal lock
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He said another advantage of Mostyn was that port users did not have to negotiate tidal locks
He said the Welsh port had been chosen as the onshore base for the project because of the availability of a large quayside area and the fact that port users did not have to negotiate tidal locks