Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    A place covered with water too shallow for navigation with vessels ordinarily usedfor commercial purposes. The space between high and low water mark along the edge of an arm of the sea, bay, tidal river, etc. Thomas v. Hatch, 23 Fed. Cas. 946; Church v. Meeker, 34 Conn. 424; Jones v. Janney, 8 Watts & S. (Pa.) 443, 42 Am. Dec. 309.