superwave

noun
su·​per·​wave | \ ˌsü-pər-ˈwāv How to pronounce superwave (audio) \
plural superwaves

Definition of superwave

: a wave that is much larger than usual or expected : an extremely large wave Whipped together by a storm, traveling at different speeds, waves may combine in superwaves— Leonard Engel

First Known Use of superwave

1887, in the meaning defined above

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“Superwave.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/superwave. Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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