whirlpool


whirlpool

noun

Definition of WHIRLPOOL

water moving rapidly in a circle with a hollow in the center <in The Odyssey, Ulysses is trapped between the six-headed monster Scylla and Charybdis, a deadly whirlpool that threatens to suck in his ship>
Synonyms gulf, maelstrom, vortex
Related Words tourbillion (or tourbillon); eddy, swirl, whirl

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