Definition of whirlpool
1a : a confused tumult and bustle : whirlb : 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 in a Sentence
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
Recent Examples of whirlpool from the Web
Which is more intimate: vanilla sex or sharing a whirlpool bath with someone?
Facilities include the main lodge and kitchen, sleeping cabins, a craft cabin, two picnic pavilions, an indoor natatorium with pool and whirlpool, a basketball court and an accessible therapeutic play area.
In a final series of comparatively small prints from 1997 and 1998, Ayón shrinks her panoramas to a tight circle, a kind of whirlpool of darkness, floating on a white ground.
Cornerstone Aquatics Center, located at 55 Buena Vista Road, houses a lap pool, recreation pool with zero-depth entry, a whirlpool spa, two locker rooms, a fitness exercise room and a meeting room that functions as a daycare room.
Swift largely grew up in—and became a master puppeteer of—the American media whirlpool, while Lorde immediately retreated to Auckland upon receiving a fraction of Swift’s renown.
In addition, the gym offers a packed schedule of aerobics, dancercise, pilates, tai chi and yoga, as well as a sky-high lap pool, whirlpools and saunas.
Jack’s rapscallions have shifting loyalties, Pirates antagonist Hector Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush) returns, and Henry and Carina’s growing relationship drowns in this dizzying whirlpool of personalities, including a heavily bearded Paul McCartney.
The scene: The huge, fourth-floor rooftop pool patio has many lounge chairs, a whirlpool as well as a big blue pool.
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First Known Use of whirlpool
WHIRLPOOL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of whirlpool for English Language Learners
: an area of water in a river, stream, etc., that moves very fast in a circle
WHIRLPOOL Defined for Kids
Definition of whirlpool for Students
: a rapid swirl of water with a low place in the center into which floating objects are drawn
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