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overfalls

[oh-ver-fawlz] /ˈoʊ vərˌfɔlz/
noun
1.
Oceanography. water made rough by a strong current moving over a shoal, by an opposing current, or by winds blowing against the current.
2.
Obsolete. a cataract or waterfall.
Origin
1535-1545
1535-45; over- + fall + -s3
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  • It is not known how much stone would be needed for larger overfalls.

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