white water

noun
variants: or whitewater \ ˈ(h)wīt-​ˌwȯ-​tər How to pronounce white water (audio) , -​ˌwä-​ \

Definition of white water

: turbulent, frothy water (as in breakers, rapids, or falls) … it's New England's toughest stretch of … white water, a maze of boulders and narrow channels.— Michael D. Burke … he chased whitewater in some of North America's most remote corners …— Mark Bechtel When seized by white water, the idea is to swim for the bottom (if you can tell which way that is), pray to stay relaxed and conserve your air …— Kenny Moore white water rafting a whitewater outfitter white-water paddlers

Examples of white water in a Sentence

The canoe got caught in white water.
Recent Examples on the Web The pair goes rock climbing in Breckenridge, white water rafting in Durango, and kayaking in Brainard Lake. Wendy Grossman Kantor, PEOPLE.com, 9 May 2022 To make the jelly, a popular, earthy-tasting dish in Korea, Nelson strains the acorn grits through a cheesecloth or nut-milk bag and collects the milky white water in a bowl. Vanessa Hua, Outside Online, 7 Feb. 2021 It’s a two-hour trip to Tennessee for a run on Ocoee River white water. Andrew Nelson, WSJ, 19 May 2022 Whether its boat cruises along Lake Mburo or white water rafting in Jinja, the immersive experiences are well worth the cost. Michael Alpiner, Forbes, 16 Oct. 2021 REI Co-op is beloved by millions of outdoors enthusiasts, who turn to the retailer for all manner of sports equipment, from casual hiking boots to white water rafting gear. Phil Wahba, Fortune, 12 Apr. 2022 If the white water views and pastoral acres don’t entice you, perhaps the many amenities will. Emma Reynolds, Robb Report, 8 Apr. 2022 Sweet Creek is an incredible little hiking destination, especially during the rainy season when the creek churns with white water and the many small waterfalls along the trail are really roaring. oregonlive, 20 Mar. 2022 Teeming with a history, the 70,000 acres of land around the New River calls to white water rafters and rock climbers everywhere. Rina Nehdar, Travel + Leisure, 4 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of white water

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

11 Jun 2022

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“White water.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/white%20water. Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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