The term tidal wave may refer to one of the following:
- A gigantic wave caused by the force of the moon and sun
- A tidal bore, which is a large movement of water formed by the funnelling of the incoming tide into a river or narrow bay
- A storm surge, or tidal surge, which can cause waves that breach flood defences
- A tsunami or harbor wave, although this usage is not favored by the scientific community due to tsunamis not being tidal.
- A Megatsunami, which is an informal term to describe a tsunami that has initial wave heights that are much larger than normal tsunamis.
Famous quotes related to tidal wave:
“And now it is once more the tidal wave
That when it was swept by, leaves summits stained.
Oh, blood will out. It cannot be contained.”
—Robert Frost (18741963)