Simple Definition of whirlpool
: an area of water in a river, stream, etc., that moves very fast in a circle
Full Definition of whirlpool
1 a : a confused tumult and bustle : whirl b : a magnetic or impelling force by which something may be engulfed <refusing to be drawn into this whirlpool of intrigue — A. D. White>
Examples of whirlpool
The swimmer was caught in a whirlpool and nearly drowned.
<in The Odyssey, Ulysses is trapped between the six-headed monster Scylla and Charybdis, a deadly whirlpool that threatens to suck in his ship>
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Rhymes with whirlpool
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WHIRLPOOL Defined for Kids
Definition of whirlpool
: a rapid swirl of water with a low place in the center into which floating objects are drawn
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