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white water

noun

Simple Definition of white water

  • : water in part of a river that looks white because it is moving very fast over rocks

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of white water

  1. :  frothy water (as in breakers, rapids, or falls)

white–water adjective

Examples of white water in a sentence

  1. The canoe got caught in white water.



1586

First Known Use of white water

1586


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