seiche

noun
\ˈsāsh, ˈsēch \

Definition of seiche 

: an oscillation of the surface of a landlocked body of water (such as a lake) that varies in period from a few minutes to several hours

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Park staff aren’t concerned that the seiche and unexpected spawn will cause any lasting damage. Mika Mckinnon, Smithsonian, "Alaska’s Earthquake Caused Endangered Desert Pupfish to Spawn," 26 Jan. 2018 Wind and weather conditions on the lakes can form a massive, dangerous wave known as a seiche, which will oscillate back and forth across the lake for hours or days. Jenae Sitzes, Country Living, "These Unbelievable Photos of Lake Erie Show How Powerful Nature Can Be," 16 Feb. 2017 Lake Erie is particularly known for seiches, which have breached sea walls, caused flooding, and even caused fatalities in the past. Jenae Sitzes, Country Living, "These Unbelievable Photos of Lake Erie Show How Powerful Nature Can Be," 16 Feb. 2017

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First Known Use of seiche

circa 1839, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for seiche

French

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