white water

noun

Definition of white water

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

white-water

play \ˈhwīt-ˌwȯ-tər, ˈwīt-, -ˌwä-\ adjective

Examples of white water in a Sentence

  1. The canoe got caught in white water.

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First Known Use of white water

1587


WHITE WATER Defined for English Language Learners

white water

noun

Definition of white water for English Language Learners

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


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